#HelloYellow 2021: Making a difference to the lives of young people

  As a ‘Mindful Employer’, Porterhouse Medical Group is keen to raise awareness of mental health and has taken positive steps to normalise conversations in the workplace about this issue. In addition, our 2021 charity partner is YoungMinds, whose aim is to ensure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when …

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Raising awareness for childhood cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an international event occurring every September that aims to increase awareness of childhood cancers and their impact on children, young people and their families. [1] Childhood cancer: Facts and statistics In the UK, there are approximately 1,900 new cases of childhood cancer (cancer within individuals aged 0 to 14 years) …

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Jeans for Genes Week 2021: Spotlight on cystic fibrosis

  Jeans for Genes is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with a genetic disorder. The campaign encourages children and adults to wear jeans to school and the workplace in exchange for a small donation. The funds raised are distributed as grants to disorder-specific charities and …

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2021 – Why ‘We Can’t Wait’

  World Lymphoma Awareness Day is an initiative by the Lymphoma Coalition which occurs annually on 15th September, bringing together patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals globally to raise awareness of cancers of the lymphatic system. The theme of the campaign this year is We Can’t Wait. It aims to highlight the importance of understanding the …

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Alzheimer’s disease: Living with a chronic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

  September is World Alzheimer’s Month. [1] Although this has been an annual campaign since 2012, [2] awareness of Alzheimer’s disease is especially important at present because people with Alzheimer’s disease may be acutely affected by COVID-19, not only in terms of managing the symptoms of dementia in a changing healthcare environment but also with …

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Porterhouse’s FUNdraising Olympics Sweepstake

As part of our fundraising activity to raise money for our charity partner YoungMinds, the Porterhouse charity team has been running a fun, company wide Olympics sweepstake. The event kicked off in line with the opening ceremony and Porterhouse Beer O’Clock on Friday 23 July, and included a draw of the countries taking part in …

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The need for greater awareness of sarcoma: The lesser-known cancer

  According to Sarcoma UK, 15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma each day in the UK. Despite this, awareness of sarcoma is low in the UK, with approximately three quarters of people not knowing or being unsure of what sarcoma is. [1] In the UK, July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. In support of this initiative …

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World Sickle Cell Day: Raising awareness for a local and global problem

Each year, 19 June marks World Sickle Cell Day – an event established in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of sickle cell disease at a national and international level. Sickle cell disease (of which a common form is sickle cell anaemia) is a devastating inherited blood disorder. People suffering from …

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World Environment Day: Becoming generation restoration

  Porterhouse Medical Group is proud to support World Environment Day First held in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June, and is the United Nations’ global platform for raising awareness of environmental issues and generating action for the protection of the planet. Hosted in Pakistan, this year’s launch event will entertain …

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World Blood Cancer Day: Helping in the fight towards a brighter future

Every 35 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Today, 28 May, marks World Blood Cancer Day – a global awareness day dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and raising awareness for those affected by blood cancer. To support the event, we look back at some of the key developments …

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Bladder cancer: Raising awareness for this common but often neglected cancer

  May is bladder cancer awareness month – a global campaign aimed at focusing attention on bladder cancer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to support those people affected by the disease. To help raise awareness, Porterhouse Medical has gathered some key information about this common, but often neglected cancer. Please …

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World Ovarian Cancer Day 2021
Ovarian cancer – entering a new era

  “World Ovarian Cancer Day occurs annually on 8 May and is a day to shine a light on the fight against ovarian cancer. As a medical writer and someone who has been impacted by the disease, I am passionate about raising awareness as part of the global effort to improve the survival of women …

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