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The purple testicular bow.

29 Jan 2019

Staff and students: please share your stories and help highlight the importance of breast and testicular self-examinations

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union will once again be hosting a 12-hour charity action day that aims to raise awareness of important issues and equip staff, students and members of the community with vital – and potentially life-saving – skills.

In 2017, the University hosted Spit Happens! – an event that smashed the national record for stem cell donor recruitment at a university in one day – and last year the Loughborough Family came together for Heart 2 Heart, which trained more than 1,400 people in CPR.

This year, on 20 March, the University will host it’s 2019 charity event which will teach breast and testicular self-examination techniques to staff, students and the wider Loughborough community. 

The day will highlight the lumps and bumps attendees should look out for and raise awareness of the importance of carrying out regular self-checks.

The University is looking for advocates to support the event that have had personal experiences of breast or testicular cancer or have close connections to friends/family that have.

Those that would be interested in sharing their story to support the day are asked to email

Further information on the 2019 event will be shared in due course.

Staff affected by cancer, either personally or via a family member or friend, can seek support through the Employee Assistance Programme. Students are advised to contact Student Services for emotional support by popping into the Bridgeman Building or calling 01509 222765.

Those that are worried about their health can also visit the on-campus Medical Centre or call 01509 222061. Students must be registered as patients to access any necessary treatments.