GS Yuasa are calling on everyone to help raise awareness of testicular cancer having announced a new partnership with OddBalls. The battery manufacturer is donating £5,000 to the cancer charity and launching limited edition GS and Yuasa OddBalls bobble hats which they are encouraging people to wear and share online to spread the message.
It’s well known that most industries that use GS Yuasa’s batteries, including automotive, motorcycle and industrial markets, are primarily occupied by men, meaning the OddBalls message is of huge importance to all. Roughly six men a day are diagnosed with testicular cancer, with incidence rates increasing by more than a quarter over the last two decades.
Following the wide-spread success of their high-profile ‘Always Check the Battery’ scheme, GS Yuasa have now launched ‘Always Check Your Balls’. It is hoped that this fun twist on the message will highlight the importance of conducting regular self-exams as well as raise awareness of OddBalls.
The battery manufacturer is encouraging people to show their support by sharing a photo wearing an OddBalls GS or OddBalls Yuasa hat on social media, using the hashtags #OddBalls and #Yuasa. Hats are available to buy now from www.yuasa.com/oddballs/ with all profits helping the OddBalls Foundation raise awareness of testicular cancer.
GS Yuasa have called upon their motorsport and other famous friends to help promote the campaign. So look out for some well-knowns faces wearing the bobble hats over the coming weeks.
Jon Pritchard, General Sales & Marketing Manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK, pictured, said: “For the last four years we’ve been encouraging workshops to always check the battery, now we’re encouraging them to always check their balls. We also want everyone to get involved and help us spread the message far and wide by posting a fun picture of themselves online wearing our fantastic Oddballs bobble hats.
“Testicular cancer affects over 2,300 men every year, with the highest rates seen in men aged between 30 to 34 – it’s also 98% curable if detected early. OddBalls have done a fantastic job of raising awareness and encouraging men to regularly check themselves, something our £5,000 donation will ensure they can continue.”
Robyn Henderson, Head of Marketing at OddBalls added: “We love GS Yuasa’s idea of the ‘Always Check Your Balls’ campaign and can’t wait to see it take shape! We’re looking forward to seeing lots of people wearing their OddBalls bobble hats to help raise awareness!”
To get your hat, or to find out more, visit www.yuasa.com/oddballs/
Date published: 11 January 2021.