A few days ago a new hashtag #FeelingNuts had caught Geoff Lloyd’s eye on Twitter. It belonged to Check One Two a new movement set up to raise awareness of testicular cancer and in particular how to check for signs and symptoms. They felt that not enough people actually knew how to check properly and the information available was too clinical or serious. Their aim is to raise awareness by using comedy and fun to get men checking themselves and to hopefully save lives. They’ve already got loads of big names from entertainment and the world of comedy involved including Adam Buxton, Richard Herring, Dave Gorman and Tim Key.
Geoff saw himself as one of these men, who embarrassingly felt uneducated on what to look for, so decided to use his radio show to raise awareness of the movement.
Geoff set a date and time of 6:45 on Thursday 17th July to conduct (possibly the first ever) mass testicle check live on the radio. The team set to work on finding a Doctor to come in and lead the event. There was really only one choice – Dr Christian Jessen from Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, who enthusiastically agreed to be part of the show.
So… last night, Geoff, along with myself and Assistant Producer Dan Benedictus, found ourselves, in an unexpectedly full studio, with our hands on our nuts (modesty covered by some well-chosen baggy pants). Dr Christian brilliantly led the team and our listeners through the steps to take in order to carry out the simple check, what we should be looking for and knowing what is perfectly normal.
Find out more http://www.checkonetwo.co.uk/
By Gareth Evans – Senior Producer on The Absolute Radio Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show