The streets of Joburg will be covered in purple on 30 January. No, it is not a second blooming of Jacaranda trees, it is the Hollard Daredevil Run.
For the sixth time, thousands of ballsy men 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. They’ve popped up at the Insurance Institute of Gautengâ€™s annual dinner; run a water point at the Jacaranda Sisters with Blisters race; and greeted people in peak morning traffic at busy intersections.
In addition to 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 in the run with a difference.
Everyone is encouraged to lace up, show up and man up.
Cancer survivor Dave Johnson said, “It’s a great cause. I’m not at all in the shape to attempt to run, but I’ll be supporting the brave men 100 percent on the day.”
Registrations are open until 19 January at www.daredevilrun.com and the run takes place on 30 January at the Zoo Lake Sports Club in Johannesburg.