Testicular Cancer Society Giving 20 Easy Ways to Get Involved

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Testicular cancer is more common than you may think. In fact, it is said to be the most common form of cancer for men who are between the ages of 15 – 35.

Unfortunately, too many men are not educated about testicular cancer or aware of the need for self-testicular exams. Testicular cancer is highly treatable if caught early but the lack of awareness leads to diagnosis at later stages when treatments are not as effective. – Testicular Cancer Society

Have you or someone you know been the victim of testicular cancer? If so, then check out these 20 easy ways to get involved, created by the Testicular Cancer Society

  1. Join our B.A.L.L. Team a fun and exclusive advocacy platform and really help make a difference.
  2. Choose the Testicular Cancer Society as your Charity on Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to our mission every time you shop.
  3. Sign Up for our Newsletter. We promise not to blow up your inbox.
  4. Download our Ball Checker App for self exam instructions and reminders. Ball Checker iOS or Ball Checker Android. A review of the app would be a huge help too.
  5. Join our Testicular Cancer Support Forums and help others facing the disease.
  6. “Like” our Testicular Cancer Society page on Facebook.
  7. “Follow” the Testicular Cancer Society on Twitter.
  8. Do you have a Blog? Blog about us and link to our site.
  9. Write a review of us on GreatNonpofits so that everyone can learn about your experience with us.
  10. Read the Testicular Cancer Society Blog. Leave comments and post us to your favorite social websites.
  11. Add the Testicular Cancer Society Blog to your RSS Feed.
  12. Email your friends and family and tell them about us.
  13. Add “I support the Testicular Cancer Society” to your email signatures.
  14. Use GoodShop and support the Testicular Cancer Society & every time you shop, search and dine we receive a donation.
  15. Subscribe to the Testicular Cancer Society YouTube channel.
  16. Link with the Testicular Cancer Society founder on LinkedIn which will help us for networking.
  17. Follow the Testicular Cancer Society on LinkedIn
  18. eBay? Donate a portion of your sale or find items that support our mission. eBay for the Testicular Cancer Society.
  19. Tell every man that you see that, “According to the Testicular Cancer Society, you need to be doing self-testicular exams.”
  20. Mention to your company and local businesses that they should support the Testicular Cancer Society.

For more information, go to their website at http://www.testicularcancersociety.org/

 

Written by Jacob Lundy

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5 Hidden Benefits of Volunteering

Have you ever considered volunteering but were stuck with where to start? Or didn’t know what you fancied doing with your time?

Volunteering now is just as much about helping out someone else as it is about developing yourself. Long gone the days of hours spent doing something you weren’t interested in because you felt you had too. There are so many doors open to volunteers nowadays, whether you’re a creative type, love meeting people face to face, want something more hands on or simply have a few hours spare in the evening there is something out there for you!

You might ask: But what will I get out of it?

We hear you! Well, apart from the satisfaction of helping an organization or person in need of your time or skills, there are many benefits for the volunteer themselves. How does all of this sound…?

1. Learn or develop a new skill

Volunteering as part of a program or a stepping into a new industry can expose you to a range of activities and skills you may not have had to use in your day to day life. Skills such as communication, team work, using your initiative, problem solving, planning and organizing may just make you stand out from the crowd when you need to most!

2. You can make a difference to someone’s day

Whether you are tasked with something small or you are making big changes, you could really be helping change the life of some one else. It could be through helping organize an event to raise money or simply making someone smile — you never know, you could go out and make someone’s day simply by turning up and giving a helping hand.

3. Be part of a community of volunteers & meet new people

Help each other make a difference. Volunteering can enable you to meet new and different people from all walks of life, back grounds, ethnicity and interests that you may not usually have the opportunity to meet.

Volunteering is also the perfect platform to ease yourself into a new social situation, if you find yourself struggling to meet new people or find the whole situation a little daunting, every one you meet through volunteering is in the same boat looking to try and achieve similar goals to you! What a perfect starting place to branch out and make some new contacts.

4. Boost your career

Showing passion, motivation and initiative to go out and seek a cause you care enough about to volunteer for is a great way to get noticed. In a competitive job market, prospective employers are looking for someone who will go the extra mile to get what they want and voluntary work can help you get the experience you need. Employers are well aware of the commitment needed from volunteers and this should not go a miss once it has pride of place on your CV! No need to skip that part of the job application any more!

You may even feel more confident to tackle other tasks at work once you have gained more experience elsewhere!

5. Be happier!

Many studies have shown that volunteering can help people find perspective in their own life and combat feelings such as loneliness and depression. Join a community that can not only make other people feel happier, but help you improve your over all well being too.

Once you become more comfortable in your new role you may find your self-confidence increases too. The better you feel about yourself from helping others should have a positive effect on your own outlook of life.

The more you give, the happier you will feel! It’s in our nature!

What do our volunteers have to say?

“I think any charity work — large or small — gives you a warm feeling.”

F Cancer volunteer Mike McCoole has so far donated his help towards two charities as a graphic designer. His skills helped organizations, who did not have the funds or people power in house, achieve what they needed — this is where volunteering becomes so invaluable!

Why did Mike decide to volunteer?

“Like many people, I know too many effected by cancer; friends and family having suffered from cancer in its various disguises. Tragically, a lot of young lives amongst those numbers. Whilst I can’t afford to give monetary donations to every charity battling its own cause — I certainly can find a few hours a week to donate to these charities and help in anyway I can. After all, what I can do in a small amount of time for a charity, can go a long way to freeing up the good folk who work at these charities for awareness and money raising activities.”

Mike’s advice if you’re not quite convinced yet:

“Just go for it! Even if you’re skills don’t quite match up to what the charity required — you gave it a go. For aspiring creative and professionals, I would certainly offer as much as I could — charity work looks great on resumes/ CVs too.”

So, what have you got to lose?

Nothing, that’s what! Think of everything we have discussed above — making someone’s day, giving back to the community, meeting new people, learning a new skill, standing out from a competitive crowd, gaining a real sense of achievement, to name just a few! Even if you only experience one or two of these to start with, doesn’t that already make it worth it?

When it comes to volunteering passion and positivity are all that matters, everything else can be taught or given to you!

 

Written by Emily Venables

Ever Wonder Who’s Behind FCancer and Why? 🤔

We’ll here it is — the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

It’s nice to meet you! This is us, a group of people who think alike, who’ve all been touched in one way or another by cancer (as we are sure many of you out there have too)… so we decided to join our powerful skills and come up with a way to add our bit to the fight.

The result = Fcancer.org

We though, “Why not reach out to all the other awesome people out there with great #skills that cancer charities all over the world need?” and so that’s exactly what we did!

Listen to our full story on this video…

Here’s a little bio of the faces you’re going to see:

Sal: Founder

Oren: Founder

Julia: Project Manager

Noor: Founder

Karim: Project Manager

David: Marketing GURU

Edgar: IT genius

Ale: Community Manager (Me writing now!)

If you want to see more of our faces, you can check out our team bios here: https://fcancer.org/about/team

Written by the FCancer Project Team

Giveaway Time!!!

Saracens v Munster, 17/02/2015

It’s match time!!!!

On Saturday the 28th of March the Saracens rugby club will go head to head with the Harlequins in this historic #Derbyday clash. With over 62,000 tickets already sold, what could be more exciting than a day at Wembley watching all the action live for you and three friends?

We here at Fcancer have an incredible giveaway for one of you lovely lot! Our friends at Saracens rugby club have very kindly donated a set of 4 tickets to see the historic #Derbyday clash between Saracens and the Harlequins.  With a performance from Pixie Lott, as well as the all important match, at Wembley Stadium no less, this is your chance to be experience the excitement and passion for yourself, as well as three of your luckiest (or nicest) friends!

To be in with a chance to win, simply go onto either our Facebook page or our Twitter feed, find our post regarding the competition and comment on it. Couldn’t be easier!

Remember, to improve  your chances why not share this with the friends you’d like to come along and get them to enter too. What have you got to lose?

For more information about the match, please visit the Saracens website for all of the details.

Good luck!!!

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It’s our birthday!!!!!

It’s our birthday!!! Fcancer is now 2 years old and we can’t quite believe how far we’ve come!

Since our inception, our volunteers-that means people just like YOU- have been helping to make a difference in over 32 countries across the globe. This year alone, over 48000 hours of time has been pledged, to 348 different projects shared between 50 different charities, by people committed to making a difference. What an incredible achievement!

To put that in perspective, it’s the equivalent to over 24 people working a full time job over the course of an entire year. Or, to put it another way, 1 person alone would have to work for almost a quarter of a century to be able to do what you’ve all managed to achieve by donating your time and skills to Fcancer and the charities they work with.

This generous donation of their time has meant that you’re the charities that you’ve helped have managed to save hundreds of thousands of pounds, money which can be put towards where it needs it most. Beating cancer.

This year, with your help, we’ve come one step closer and we think that’s really something worth celebrating!

If you think this sounds like something you might want to do, why not come on over to our webpage and see where you might be able to make a difference. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve! www.fcancer.org

Written by the FCancer Project Team