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The Blue Ball Foundation Bendigo Featured

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Testicular cancer isn’t new, neither is creating awareness about it and yet people still avoid talking about the disease. The Blue Ball Foundation seeks to create awareness through humour – a new take on an old issue.It was started by Mike Elliott and Jamie Morgan, two testicular cancer survivors.

We believe that there is a ‘culture of embarrassment’, that discourages men from discussing and resolving problems related to man issues. It doesn't just affect one person, but families, parents, kids as well.

 

We use live comedy, inspirational talks in schools and workplaces, YouTube videos, big events and social media to build a culture where embarrassment does not prevent men from checking 'their boys'. Around 700 Australian men are diagnosed a year.

We run presentations in schools, workplaces and community groups to promote men’s health. Our big events such as movie nightsand'Blue Ball Day' cricket matchhelp us raise vital funds and help us achieve our goals. The Blue Ball Foundation receives no funding from the government and rely entirely on supporters generosity and sponsorships.

The Blue Ball Foundation is endorsed as a charity and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). You can find out more by going to blueballfoundation.org.au

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