Let’s Tackle Testicular Cancer

The TY2 class have been working on this as their YSI (Young Student Innovation ) projectover the past couple of months and their action ‘KEEP YOUR EYE ON YTHE BALL’ will take place on Wednesday the 16th of March in the school gym.

Here are the details;

One in three people in Ireland will develop Cancer during their lifetime. In Ireland an average of 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year.

This number is expected to rise to over 40,000 per year by 2020. Cancer accounts for over one-quarter of the annual death toll, however, up to 50% of all cancers are preventable, 30% are preventable through lifestyle changes such as self examination.

Research by the TY2 class found that stigma often surrounds male self-examination and thus often prevents early detection. Their ‘Let’s Tackle Testicular Cancer’ Campaign aims to encourage men, particularly young men (15 years +) to MAN UP and check themselves regularly and properly.

They have posted posters up around the school and currently devising Vinyl stickers which will be installed in the dressing rooms of sports clubs (GAA, Rugby and Basketball) in the local area. They will act as a reminder to men about regular self examination.

The class are also holding an Awareness Day ‘Keep your eye on the Ball’ on March 16th. All school students will be invited to take part in different sporting tackle stations and information stands in the school gym.

The class have also set up an Instagram page ‘tackletesticularcancer’. Show your support by following them. Here you can find out more important fact and a competition will also be ran using our hashtags on March 16th.

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