Teen Daredevils Take to Streets to Raise Awareness of Male Cancers
March 2017 – Volunteer platform partners with the Hollard Daredevil Run to encourage awareness and participation among high school learners.
Online volunteering platform, Community Hours, has joined the fight to run cancer outta town at the Hollard Daredevil Run 2017, challenging learners from various schools to take part in the nationwide event and raise awareness of male cancers among South African youth.
Community Hours connects young people to volunteering opportunities through its online portal, where users can browse and book to participate in community initiatives that interest them. The organisation works with secondary schools in Gauteng to facilitate community service programmes that encourage learners, parents and teachers to get involved and make a difference.
“We are thrilled to be working with Hollard to get more young people involved in such an important cause, and to encourage awareness of male cancers and their impact on the youth,” says Karen Landi, Chief Engagement Officer at Community Hours.
“We also know from experience that getting young people involved in our programmes has a positive ripple effect on parents, and we hope to help spread the message behind the Hollard Daredevil Run and encourage wider participation among adults through this initiative.”
Community Hours also encourages social involvement through its ‘Back a Bro’ programme, where learners sign up to mentor other learners from inner city schools. These inner-city learners are sponsored by ‘Back a Bro’ participants to take part in the Run to encourage awareness of male cancers in disadvantaged communities.
One of the most prevalent male cancers among young men is testicular cancer, which mostly affects men between the ages of 15 and 39, although there have been testicular cancer cases in boys as young as 12 years old. Read more…
The Hollard Daredevil Run was established to raise awareness of various types of cancer that affect men of all ages, shapes, sizes and races, and to encourage early detection through regular cancer screening.
The Run will take place at satellite venues around the country on 24 March 2017 and all men are welcome to participate, while loved ones and supporters are encouraged to cheer the boys on from the side lines. Read more…
For more information on the ballsy Hollard Daredevil Run 2017 and how to enter, visit www.daredevilrun.com, and to find out more about Community Hours and get involved in important causes, go to www.communityhourssa.co.za