Farewell 10,000 Men postcard

10000 men postcardAn A6 sized postcard can be printed on 6” x 4” (240 gsm) photograph cards using the following downloadable PowerPoint documents.

A6 Farewell 10,000 Men Postcard P1

A6 Farewell 10,000 Men Postcard P2

Step 1: Print out the required number of 6” x 4” (240 gsm) photograph cards for the postcards needed using the PowerPoint document “A6 Farewell 10,000 Men Postcard P1”. NOTE: This document is not protected so ensure layout is not changed.

Step 2: Insert the printed P1 photograph cards into the printer so that the reverse (blank) of the printed cards is facing outwards and the red banner “To find Out More Visit www.loveyourprostate.co.uk” is facing upwards (last edge to enter the printer). Then using the PowerPoint document “A6 Farewell 10,000 Men Postcard P2” print out the number of postcards required. NOTE: This document is not protected so ensure layout is not changed.

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About the Postcard

The Secretary’s of State for Health, 1997 to May 2010 under Labour Government, who were responsible for endorsing the UKNSC decision in 1997 not to screen for prostate cancer are (from left to right) Alan Milburn, John Reid, Patricia Hewitt, Alan Johnson and Andy Burnham. They are all shown with their backs on the 10,000 men that die each year and are also shown with sloped shoulders as they ignored the opportunity to solve the problem.

The silhouetted figure is Andrew Lansley the new coalition Government’s Secretary of State for Health. He is shown as a silhouette because he has the power to address the problem. The question is “will the painting be updated to show him with his back to the 10,000 men or looking at them recognising the problem and doing something about it?”
Some of the “dead men walking” in the picture passing behind the Secretary’s of State for heath are using a number of different hand gestures to express how they feel ranging from, surrender, salute, two fingers, fist, one finger and blowing a kiss.

The Iconic Auschwitz sign “Arbeit Macht Frei” is modified to read “PCa Macht Frei”, indicating that it is wrong for the Government to knowingly let 10,000 men die each year of prostate cancer when early diagnosis through screening can significantly reduce the number of deaths, increase longevity and minimise treatment complications. The figure 10,000 is visible in the raging smoke of the crematoria to indicate these unnecessary deaths.

The flower “Forget-me-nots” in the bottom left hand corner are used as a symbol to remember those men who have died, and will continue to die unnecessarily, if nothing is done about it.