Your Goodie bag can save a life!
I was a teacher when I had testicular cancer 1995. Since then I explained the risk of testicular cancer every year in class to make the boys aware. A former student of mine invited me for coffee in 2006 and said to me: Because you made us aware I went to the doc in time. I’ve got testicular cancer too. I’m 16 and you saved my life. Thank you! Just imagine this is your son!
Testicular cancer is most common between 15 and 40 and we target this age group.
We visit schools to educate the students in a humorous way about the risks of cancer and that early detection is lifesaving. We launch the cancer school programme with the stage play “Nuts about you!” at the school. Every student receives a branded goodie bag with the following content: information on cancer in general, #loveyournuts flyer on how to check your nuts, #loveyournuts peak cap, #loveyournuts stress balls (the students must give them to their dads because they are at risk too).
This is an ongoing project
A goodie bag cost R 150 and the impact could be a saved life. One goodie bag is likely to reach more than 7 people due to the household situation in South Africa. This means we educate about cancer and raise awareness for less than R 21/child.
If the goodie bag is sponsored by a company it will include their advertising material too. We can issue S18 tax certificates which is tax deductible.