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April is testicular cancer awareness month and all this week Rugby League legends will be kitted out in OddBalls’ distinctive underwear to deliver fun and colourful All Onside fixtures.
All Onside is a campaign to encourage people to start enjoying exercise again during the coronavirus lockdown: daily 30-minute sessions are led by former Rugby League internationals on the RL Cares Facebook and Instagram pages.
Emma Goldsmith, Head of Grants for RL Cares, said: “RL Cares and OddBalls have enjoyed a successful partnership since 2017 and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work together to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
“Our All Onside fixtures have proved to be hugely popular with Rugby League fans over the last couple of weeks and I am sure they’ll be even more popular this week!
“The presenters look amazing! We’re not expecting everyone to follow suit by taking part in their underwear – unless they really want to! – but this is a great opportunity for men to get fit and stay healthy by checking themselves for the symptoms of testicular cancer.”OddBalls Managing Director Will Cooper said: “We’re really excited to be a part of the All Onside campaign, and can’t wait to see everyone getting involved in the sessions!
“We’ve picked some of our brightest designs for the presenters – to really act as a reminder to check yourself this Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It’s going to be a very fun, very colourful week!”
OddBalls is an underwear company set up to raise awareness of testicular cancer: it has raised tens of thousands of pounds through its charitable foundation over the last six years.
Testicular cancer is an aggressive cancer similar to ovarian cancer in women and can affect men of all ages, especially men aged between 15 and 40.
Each year almost 2,500 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer: around 95 per cent of men treated survivepast five years. In most cases, the cancerous testicle is removed and patients undergo a period of chemotherapy.
Advice on how to check yourself for the symptoms of testicular cancer is here
For more information on testicular cancer visit www.testicularcanceruk.com
For more information on Oddballs and the work of the OddBalls Foundation visit www.myoddballs.com
The first All Onside fixture in partnership with OddBalls takes place on the Rugby League Cares Facebook page at 7.30pm on Monday April 20. All Onside fixtures kick-off at the same time Monday to Saturday and are designed to be as easy or as hard as people want them to be.