day 28: jacqueline

day 28 jacqueline“It’s easier when you make it into a real life experience rather than just facts”

Jacqueline is studying genetics and biology at university. She is currently researching colon cancer for a project.  Importantly, she has found that it is not enough to merely bombard people with facts. A more effective strategy is to share specific case studies and stories of people who have suffered from the disease. In this way, cancer is not a statistic, but something that has a face and is linked to personal experiences.

Profound advice from this young student. Part of Movember, Ron Telpner’s video is a great example of  this. I believe that stigma reduction is still an important part of prostate cancer and men’s mental health, and needs to continually be pushed in the future Movember campaigns.

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