Monday, 7 September 2009

Help Papa Johns Raise Some Dough for Male Cancer Charities

Papa John’s Pizza is urging people to support male cancer charities, which remain severely under-funded. The pizza chain is donating 50p from each Everyman pizza it sells to the charity, which is aiming to stamp out prostate and testicular cancers.

Simon Wallis, director of marketing at Papa John’s, said: “We’ve teamed up with Everyman because research into male cancers is 10 years behind that of some other cancers, and we hope people will follow our lead by supporting the charity. We knew that the best way to help would be to look to our strengths – and this is why we have launched our Everyman pizza, which features meatballs, onions and green and red peppers.”

The Everyman Campaign is dedicated to stamping out male cancer by raising awareness about the symptoms, and the importance of treating them. By highlighting this it hopes to raise money to fund life-saving research.

Snooker legend and testicular cancer survivor Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White, MBE, said: “I’m supporting the launch of Papa John’s Everyman pizza because together we can raise awareness about the importance of checking for those tell-tale signs. It’s also important to get across that it’s not something to be ashamed of.

“I was very lucky because my cancer was diagnosed during a routine check-up and I had the operation the next day, but many men aren’t as fortunate. Hopefully the meatballs on the pizza will serve as a reminder to check yourself!”

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst men aged between 15 and 44. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in older men, and one man dies every hour from the disease.

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