Goalkeeper Shamal George is urging men to get to know that signs and symptoms of Testicular cancer as he is named as an ambassador of Testicular Cancer Charity, Cahonas.
Cahonas is dedicated to raising awareness about testicular cancer and promoting early detection. Their Rotating Ambassador Programme brings together influential figures from various fields to help spread awareness about the importance of regular self-examination and early medical attention for testicular cancer.
Shamal wants to increase public awareness of Testicular Cancer and aims to utilise his platform as a professional footballer to help educate team mates, supporters and the wider community about the significance of Testicular Cancer Awareness and encourage individuals to prioritise their health.
“I’m thrilled to join the Cahonas Rotating Ambassador Programme,” said Shamal George. “Testicular cancer is a serious issue, and it’s crucial that we talk about it openly and honestly. I’m excited to use my position in the world of football to spread the word and encourage young men to take control of their health.”
The club has been affected by Testicular Cancer with former player Daniel Barden, on loan from Norwich Football Club, diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2021 whilst at the club.
Last season the men’s first team received a Testicular Cancer education and awareness session from Cahonas. This is part of a wider initiative by the charity offering training courses and information packs to sports clubs throughout Scotland. Our commitment to the cause was further emphasised when the club wore Cahonas shirts during a game in April, marking Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.
Cahonas founder and CEO, Ritchie Marshall, expressed his enthusiasm for Shamal George’s involvement: “We’re delighted to welcome Shamal to our team. His passion and dedication to our cause will undoubtedly help us reach even more people with our life-saving message. We look forward to working together to make a real difference in the fight against testicular cancer both within the club and the wider community.”