Thousands of men in purple speedos running 5km to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. This is the Hollard Daredevil Run and this year it’s bigger and it’s braver than ever before, and it’s happening on 30 September.
Men and boys from every corner of South Africa can participate in their own neighborhoods, while the much-loved Zoo Lake event in Johannesburg is also back. Wherever you are in South Africa, join thousands of brave men as they run cancer outta their hoods, with all proceeds going to CANSA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa.
“The Prostate Cancer Foundation has been one of the beneficiaries of the Hollard Daredevil Run since 2018. The latest projections show that prostate cancer will be the most common cancer in South Africa by 2030, so events that raise awareness about the disease are crucial. The Hollard Daredevil Run has become the leading event that focuses on male specific cancers,” says Andrew Oberholzer, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa.
Many men know somebody who has been affected by prostate cancer. By entering the 2022 Daredevil Run, you can show that you care about the impact that prostate cancer has on our society, and you can help to make a difference. This event also raises awareness about testicular cancer, the most common cancer affecting males between the ages of 15 and 35.
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is another beneficiary of the Daredevil Run. Gerda Strauss, Head of Service Delivery for CANSA, says that because many men are reluctant to talk about health issues or seek professional help, cancer may be diagnosed later and perhaps at a more advanced stage. “Increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of various cancers and offering advice on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle will help empower men to take control of their own health, lower their risk of cancer and encourage earlier detection,” she says.
“This year’s Hollard Daredevil Run marks the seventh year of CANSA and Hollard’s partnership, and through this partnership, we’ve empowered tens of thousands of men with education on early cancer signs and symptoms. With the CANSA Hollard ManVan, we’ve travelled thousands of kilometres to reach men in hard-to-reach and underserved communities, where they receive free cancer screenings and educational talks,” says Joani Sadie, Corporate Relationship Coordinator at CANSA. “Early detection and education save lives, and we can continue to raise awareness and offer lifesaving screenings through the support we receive from the Hollard Daredevil Run”.
“The Hollard Daredevil Run has become a nationwide phenomenon since it first started in 2009, raising eyebrows and raising awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. The act of stripping down to nothing but a speedo is not only challenging for runners, but also challenges stereotypes about male cancers.,” says Heidi Brauer, Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard. “It takes courage to strip down to a speedo and run in public – but that’s the whole idea,” she says. “Facing cancer also takes courage and expressing solidarity with those who are being challenged is a big part of what makes this run special.”
Entries cost R160 through webtickets and include a purple speedo, mask and water bottle delivered directly to you. Please note that speedos are limited and entries close on 23 September. Follow Daredevil Run on Facebook, get out of your comfort zone and celebrate your man bits by running cancer outta your hood.
Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here.