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On Friday 30 January 2015, the streets of Joburg will be covered in purple. No, it’s not a late second blooming of jacaranda trees; it’s the Hollard Daredevil Run. For the sixth time, thousands of ballsy men of all shapes and sizes will take to the streets to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer as they #RunCancerOuttaTown.
Over the past few months, enthusiastic Daredevils have taken over radio stations, surprising DJs by pressing Speedo-clad bottoms up against the studio glass, popped up at the Insurance Institute of Gauteng’s annual dinner, run a water point at the Jacaranda Sisters with Blisters race, and greeted people in peak morning traffic at busy intersections. Over and above the positive outcomes that stem from increased awareness of cancers that affect men and the importance of early detection, all entries and donations aid Hollard in raising funds for cancer screening in males and awareness programmes in disadvantaged communities.
The Daredevil Run is inviting the boys and men of Jozi to join the likes of Internet and radio personality Brent Lindeque, Olympic swimmer Shaun Harris, SA Bachelor of the year Eddy Rust and long-time supporter of the run and cancer survivor Mark Pilgrim to take part inthe run with a difference, that makes a difference. Everyone is encouraged to lace up, show up and man up. Registrations are open until 19 January 2015 at www.daredevilrun.com, and the run takes place on 30 January 2015 at the Zoo Lake Sports Club in Johannesburg.