Everyman - Funding research to cross out male cancer
Everyman is the UK's leading male cancer campaign
David James and Sam Allardyce
David James first supported Everyman in 2005 by posing as a naked centrefold for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Sam Allardyce supported Everyman in 2004 by getting sponsored for growing a moustache for Everyman's annual TacheBack event.
Since then, David and Sam have become ambassadors of the 'Keep Your Eye on The Ball' campaign which raises awareness of male cancer to the football community.
I support Keep Your Eye On The Ball because it is important to make the fans and players aware of male cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer to affect men between 20-35 years old, the average career span of a footballer. The good news is though that if caught early enough, it is curable in 99% of cases. That’s why it is important for Keep Your Eye On The Ball to continue to raise awareness, which will help save lives.
In the time it takes to play one game of football, more than one man in the UK will have died of prostate cancer. 30,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year, yet scientists still do not know what causes it. By supporting Keep Your Eye On The Ball you will be helping to raise money for vital research and also educating men about the symptoms to look out, which ultimately can help save lives.