Tuesday 15 Jun 2021
We're proud to be supporting Walk the Walk's campaign to spread awareness that Men Get Breast Cancer Too.
Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk has brought together a global group of charities to reach millions of people across the world with the aim of saving lives.
In 2017, Walk the Walk recognised that there was very little awareness of male breast cancer and with the support of six men diagnosed with the disease, launched the Men Get Breast Cancer Too! campaign.
The charities supporting the campaign are Maggie’s, Tenovus Cancer Care, FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together), CoppaFeel, Penny Brohn UK, Action Cancer, Breast Cancer Now, Breast Cancer Haven and The Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
Over the last three years the campaign has gone from strength to strength, with the six men becoming 19. As the charities come together, the men’s voices will be heard even louder, in the build up to October’s Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
With the help of the men, Walk the Walk have created a special “blue bra” t-shirt, showing the message “Men Get Breast Cancer Too”, as well as a downloadable Check your Chest awareness poster.
It is an absolute privilege to work with these incredibly brave men, who have found the courage to speak out, with the hope that it will save lives. Their voice can be so much stronger if charities come together on this, and to see such a collaboration between charities is such a positive message in these challenging times.
Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk
We are delighted to be working with Walk and Walk and all other partner charities to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. Our centres are for anyone living with cancer and see the fullest possible range of cancer types, ages and situations, but sadly not a lot of men with breast cancer. I would love to see many more come through the doors of our centres and benefit from our professional practical, emotional and psychological support.
Laura Lee, Chief Executive of Maggie’s
I knew men could get breast cancer, but I never thought it would be me. We can all be dismissive and think that these things happen to other people. When I felt a lump in my chest, I thought it’s just a wee lump, there wasn’t much swelling and I thought that it would go away. But after about two weeks of checking that it was still there, I decided to go to my doctor to get it checked out. I was glad that I did.
A space for men, with or who have had breast cancer to meet, talk and share their experiences.
Join this peer-led support group every fourth Thursday of the month over Zoom.
For more information about this group or how to join, email Doug Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to talk to someone about breast cancer, we are here for you in our centres and by phone and email.
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