Orchid exists to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers
through pioneering research and promoting awareness
Orchid’s fantastically successful film ‘Know Your Balls... Check ‘Em Out!™’ is designed to amuse whilst educate young men about testicular cancer, how it can affect them and the importance of regular self examination.
Crammed full of celebrities and sportsmen, some of whom have suffered from testicular cancer. The film is 17 minutes long, followed by an interactive quiz. Optional sign language and subtitles in five languages (Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh).
The free resource pack contains:
The film has received very positive feedback from teaching staff, school nurses and viewers especially those teaching year 9 & 10 PSHE.
Showed an embarrassing topic in an informative way
Langholm Academy, Dumfriesshire
Suits age group perfectly, humorous but to the point
Rydal Penrhos, Clwyd
The students enjoyed watching it - saw it twice!!
The Gillford Centre - Pupil Referral Unit, Carlisle
Students enjoyed it-not death by worksheet!
McKee Centre, Lancashire
The students remained focused throughout DVD
The Key Pupil Referal Unit, Berkshire
We have received reports of a number of students who have gone to the doctor as a direct result of seeing the film. Most cases were non cancerous, but several were diagnosed with testicular cancer, and subsequently treated successfully
Watching this film can save lives
Generous grants from Lehman Brothers Foundation, The Light Fund and Derek Butler Trust enabled us to upgrade the film from video to DVD and supply a free resource pack to every secondary school with males aged 15-16 years in the UK in June 2007.
A further grant from The Light Fund, enabled us to supply a free DVD resource pack to all Pupil Referral Centres and Youth Offending Institutes in September 2008.
The resource is now free to all education or public health organisations meaning we are able to reach every young male in the UK before they leave school with this important message.