Ledley finds mo-tivation from ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign
18 November 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Ledley King has decided to step up and take the Movember challenge this month in support of the NHS ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign.
The Club is giving its season-long backing to ‘Get to know cancer’, raising awareness of symptoms and promoting early diagnosis in a bid to help save over 1,000 lives in the capital.
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world during the month of November. With their “Mo’s”, men can raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health.
Ledley has pledged his support and has been growing his ‘Mo’, which he will continue to do up until our Premier League fixture with Manchester United on Sunday, December 1, when our former skipper will be publicly shaved during the half-time interval!
The Club Ambassador said: “This is a great way of raising awareness of men’s cancer and something that helps the ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign in its objectives.
“I am therefore encouraging fans to join me in taking the Movember challenge, not only to raise money for a good cause but also to remind people that cancer is not only treatable, but also beatable if you visit your GP early enough.”
To sponsor Ledley, visit http://uk.movember.com/mospace/9152273
Fans taking the Movember challenge will also be able to join Ledley in getting shaved at the Manchester United game, with special ‘shaving pods’ courtesy of the charity being made available on Spurs Square prior to the 12noon kick off.
Representatives from ‘Get to know cancer’ will also be present, handing out potentially life-saving information to fans and offering free health checks.
Over 43,000 men (more than the whole of White Hart Lane) will be diagnosed with male specific cancers this year. Though if diagnosed early cancer is treatable, even beatable.
For more information on ‘Get to know cancer’, please visit www.gettoknowcancer.org