The Cancer Association of South Africa (C)ANSA) is very excited and pleased to be partnering with Hollard’s Daredevil Run. It’s gives us the opportunity to share an important health message aimed at men and assisted in raising much-needed awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. South African men have a one in 27 lifetime risk for prostate cancer – it’s the leading cancer amongst men so fun events like Daredevil give a platform for us to share valuable educational information and encourage men to go for regular screening that may save a life. Early detection is key and allows for better treatment options.It’s a fun and active way for men to be engaged and do something and show their visual support for others that are being affected by prostate and testicular cancer. It’s a short 5km run, yet dedicated to men to do something active and ‘daring’ and still share and gather support for a real cause – so a great way to get men involved and educated. Many young men take part and this allows CANSA to share valuable info regarding how do to self-examinations to reduce the risk of testicular cancer.
CANSA offers health awareness materials and screening information at CANSA Care Centres countrywide. We urge all men to get informed about cancer, especially prostate and testicular cancer. Know the symptoms of these cancers and learn ways to lower your cancer risk.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to be a partner of the Hollard Daredevil run for the first time in 2017. A fun event that attracts large groups of men provides the ideal platform to increase awareness about prostate cancer. We want to empower men through awareness and education to minimise the impact of prostate cancer in South Africa.
There are generally no symptoms of prostate cancer in the early stages which is why it is so important for men to understand what screening options are available for early detection. The Prostate Cancer Foundation together with other professional societies has drawn up recommended diagnostic and screening guidelines for prostate cancer to guide men and healthcare professionals.
The guidelines recommend that men discuss screening with a healthcare professional. Screening is ideally done using a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test and a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE).
– From the age of 40 in black African patients and in those with a positive family history of prostate and/or breast cancer in a first degree relative.
– From the age of 45 years in all other males.
– In addition, patients with a history of lower urinary tract symptoms and/or clinical suspicion of prostate cancer regardless of age group should have their PSA tested.
The need for regular screening will depend on the PSA score and DRE result.
For more information visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation here.
Thank-you Hollard for including Community Hours in the 2017 Daredevil Run, we are delighted to be part of the run with a difference that makes a difference. Encouraging teens to be brave enough to go the distance and to receive education on prostate and testicular cancer enables us to raise a generation of men that are aware and informed. We are also really excited that teens participating have the opportunity to Back a Bro and invite an inner city teen athlete to participate with them, not only is this a fantastic platform to encourage social cohesion, but what better way to meet new friends and to ensure that the message to beat cancer and save lives is far reaching. Using social media as an amplifier, teens are important influencers and messengers, their reach is vast and by harnessing their networks the power of collective action will inspire positive change. The Daredevil Run is about good health and fitness, Community Hours is about volunteering – which feeds the soul. It takes heart, soul and the balls to be the change.
Community Hours SA is a community based online portal that facilitates and manages community service hours for teens, parents, teachers, schools, active citizens and accredited non-profit organisations. We offer out of the box volunteering opportunities to truly engage teens and to encourage sustainable volunteering and active citizenship.
The core of our program is to match teens to volunteering opportunities. Via our web portal, teens can search, select and book to volunteer at organisations which speak to them. Community Hours does the rest – we manage the booking, verify the hours, provide data to parents and teachers, and provide the learners with a digital recording and reporting mechanism. Teens that are registered with us are able to log all of their hours online and print certificates detailing the hours that they volunteered.
We are a professional, highly skilled team who provide a unique, executive medical solution to activation portfolios with a business environment; including first aid training, event management, safety and security, counselling. Doctors and pre-hospital emergency care providers provided by Medguys are registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa; nursing staff are registered with the Nursing Council of South Africa. Pre-activation risk assessment is conducted by Medguys ensuring we understand the client’s need, this empowers us to preselect the appropriately qualified staff, equipment and support services ensuring a ‘no fuss’ approach for the client. Post activation analysis is completed by Medguys and formal feedback given to the client ensuring personal relationship building for all parties involved
Founded in 2009 as a boutique emergency medical first-response organisation, Medi Response has grown into a respected entity within the field of pre-hospital emergency care. We provide professional and comprehensive emergency medical support across a range of sporting and recreational events throughout South Africa. Medi Response also offers a highly skilled event medical risk- and safety management service, supported by our fleet of emergency- and special utility vehicles.
In addition to our 24-hour Ambulance & Emergency operations, conducted within the central and northern regions of Johannesburg, Medi Response also takes the lead in rendering high-quality emergency care and medical support services at remote sites around South Africa, and well beyond its borders.
South African Paramedic Services was established in 1999, a private ambulance company which grew to become a major player in the local emergency services industry as well as a significant presence nationwide. The South African Paramedic Services is also a member of the South African Private Ambulance and Emergency Services Association.
SAPAESA is responsible for ensuring standards are met in the industry. We have several operational bases servicing Cape Town, West Coast and Northern Cape to name a few, all controlled by our 24hour emergency call centre. In addition to this we also provide medical support at local events as well as remote sites and have been very successful in building lasting relationships with our Clients over the years.
Rescue Care (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned Advanced Life support emergency medical service offering pre-hospital care to the greater Durban community.
We pride ourselves in offering premium pre-hospital emergency care as well as medical support to events of all kinds. We are a proud member of the South African Private Ambulance and Emergency Service Association (SAPAESA). www.sapaesa.co.za
Nuts and Speedos – nothing more needed to raise awareness for testicular cancer!
“Love your Nuts” is proud to be the ballsy partner and ambassador of the Daredevil run. In a humorous way we raise awareness about a serious topic. It is the best way to get men’s attention: talking balls and saving lives! Testicular cancer education in a nutshell!The goal of “Love Your Nuts” is to raise awareness of testicular cancer by educating communities about the “rarely spoken about” cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to our diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and a lack of knowledge about the subject is plentiful.
Planet Fitness is delighted to be involved with The Daredevil initiative. We both support the awareness of early detection of cancer and taking good care of your health. Being physically active isn’t just good for your heart but has a wide range of benefits for the body. There is substantial evidence proving that being physically active and leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer! Planet Fitness currently has 23 Operational clubs nationally and we would like to invite all the Daredevil participants to come and try one of our clubs for one week free of change! Our way of getting you on the road to better health!