Special visitior to Banks's Stadium on Saturday...THE MALE Cancer Awareness Campaign is the UK’s boldest, most daring and most innovative charity. Raising awareness and reducing embarrassment of male cancers.
Their representatives will present at Banks’s Stadium on Saturday for the visit of Oldham Athletic as part of Walsall Housing Group’s match sponsorship to help promote Cancer Awareness in partnerships with Walsall NHS and whg.
Charity mascot, Mr. Testicles, will take to the field alongside Swifty to support the great community work of Walsall Football Club in trying to improve men’s health in the local area.
“We are hoping to raise awareness to fans and the local community,” said Patrick Cox CEO/Founder of the charity. “Most male cancers are curable if caught and treated in the very early stages.
“Testicular cancer is 100% curable, early detection and early treatment is vital.
“It’s a brave decision by the club to allow a giant pair of testicles out on the field, but Walsall FC is committed to helping promote men’s health issues to their fans and the community.”
“The Male Cancer Awareness Campaign is one of the UK leading cancer awareness charities and we are delighted to have them here with us on Saturday,” added Saddlers’ Commercial Director, Roy Whalley. “There is a very serious message to put across here and we are an excellent vehicle through which to do that.
“We were only too happy to lend our full support and backing to this campaign.”
Lesley Dews, Health Housing Partnerships Manager at Walsall Housing Group, said: “As sponsors of Walsall FC, whg is delighted to support this important event. We are the largest registered social landlord in Walsall and in conjunction with our key partner, NHS Walsall Public Health, play an active role in improving the health and well-being of our customers and the wider community.
“Promoting men’s health and awareness of testicular cancer is one of our priorities and we endorse the innovative approach the Male Cancer Charity takes to get the message across.
“We look forward to a successful event.”
So, we are asking men and their partners to keep things in check. Please visit www.malecancer.org where you can download information leaflets and posters.