Breast Cancer Care has released a video featuring Wayne Rooney, Sir Geoff Hurst and Breast Cancer Care patron Geri Halliwell that aims to encourage people – both women and men – to check themselves regularly for signs of breast cancer.
The 90-second clip was made in partnership with The FA, and features footballers from the England Men’s and Women’s teams showcasing their football skills.
It repeats the message: “Know ‘em. Check ‘em. Love your breasts and #PassItOn.”
“It was great fun for me and the lads to film some tricks for the ‘Pass It On’ video,” Rooney said.
“Breast cancer affects everyone, even men, so The FA has teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to encourage everyone to check their breasts regularly.”
Halliwell said that she was proud to be part of the video, adding: “I hope people share it with their loved ones so that we all get into the habit of checking our breasts for any unusual changes.”
Breast Cancer Care’s chief executive Samia al Qadhi said: “Every 10 minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. We know that an earlier diagnosis of breast cancer can mean simpler and more effective treatment.
“So we’re delighted our partnership with The FA is helping us to reach more men and the women they love, with this potentially life-saving information.”
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