Falmouth charity PANTS marks cancer awareness day
10:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
Falmouth based cancer charity Pants has held a special event to mark International Gynae Awareness Day, held each year on September 10.
Dubbed PantsFest, the event at the Ritz in Penzance saw musicians and dancers perform to raise awareness about cancers in the “pants area”.
Jeannette Preston, founder of Pants said: “Veller Lia from Falmouth made a glorious sound and the founder Marc Heaton and Nick have been supporting Pants through a range of musical events, which have been so important in raising awareness especially in young people of the risks of pants area cancers.
“The event was also supported by Peter Callen, the former gynae cancer surgeon at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.”
The charity is trying to raise awareness and funds, to help tackle a range of cancers, and is highlighting the importance of the young people taking up the vaccination on offer against human papillomavirus, which can lead to many types of cancers in young people.
All the work Pants does is funded by its shops in Falmouth. For more details about the charity’s work www.pantsmatters.org.uk or to lend a hand, contact Jeannette at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07753729171.