It’s almost April, and you know what that means: pranking your friends on April Fool’s Day, binging on peeps all Easter weekend, and scrambling to get your taxes filed at the last minute. You might not realize that it also happens to be National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.
— Harry Judd (@mcflyharry) March 28, 2018
On April 9, one of the leading testicular cancer foundations, CACTI will take over Wall Street to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The “Balls to the Wall” event will feature snacks from the Meatball Shop, as well as a pop-up medical booth where the NYU chief of urology will be on hand to answer questions about self-exams.
According to a national study that will be released at the event, 35 percent of men don’t know how to examine themselves. Close to 50 percent of men surveyed don’t perform self-exams for testicular cancer, which could save their lives. And seeing as two-thirds of men are unaware that it’s the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-44, the event aims to raise awareness about the cancer and self-exams.
Please guys don’t forget to check yourselves & please don’t be too scared to go (or do that “man” thing of not bothering to go) to the doctors if you think there’s something wrong. Prostate & testicular cancer can be treated if caught early #ProstateCancer #TesticularCancer
— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) March 28, 2018
The “Balls to the Wall” event takes place Monday, April 9 at Bowling Green in New York City from 12-2pm. So, if you’re in the area, go enjoy some (meat)balls and learn how to save your own.
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