Welcome to the DT38 July 2022 newsletter, Channel38.
It’s been another busy month for us at DT38 and we’re delighted to share some of the very latest developments, events and stories involving our charity.
It’s also a chance for us to pass on vital information about the work we do to raise awareness of testicular cancer around schools and in communities as well as publicly showing gratitude for the many people who support us in our work.
Men and boys: Remember to check yourselves on the first of every month, it could save your life!
Going the Extra Mile! – The Asics London 10k
A team of DT38 runners led by our Patron Mile Jedinak and Ambassador Tom King raised more than £2,800 for DT38 in the searing heat in July for the Asics London 10k.
The guys were joined on the day by Tom’s sister Briony King, Alexandra Varsakisa, Charlotte Stock, Gareth Vidler and West Ham United coaches Stuart Fergus, Luke Smith and Sam Lyall.
We’re super proud of the team who took on the 10,000m race across the UK capital to raise funds for DT38 and awareness by wearing our special orange DT38 running vests.
Our co-founder Tracy Tombides cheered the gang on from the sidelines with DT38 family Maddison Troon and Sam Jones.
Tracy said: “It was a very hot day and I’m so proud of the whole team for getting through the run and putting in the effort of fundraising almost £3,000.
“This donation is so valuable to us and will be used to help us continue to raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer and the importance of early detection and checking yourselves.”
Fab Four Appointed as DT38 Ambassadors
It was with great excitement that we announced FOUR new DT38 Ambassadors in July including two players from Australian football leagues in Melbourne.
Jesse Makarounas, a midfielder at Brunswick City SC and Danny Dixon of Hume City FC are both now on board as official supporters of DT38.
Danny is, thankfully, now back on the pitch following his own battle with testicular cancer last year.
Also joining the DT38 team as Ambassadors are Dee Brown, a friend of our co-founder Tracy Tombides and 14-year-old Youth Ambassador Luke from Long Island, New York.
Luke wants to help us raise awareness having met Dylan as a youngster.
We’re so pleased to announce these fantastic additions to the DT38 team.
Tracy Tombides Marks National Bereaved Parents Day in Exclusive Interview with West Ham United
The mother of Dylan Tombides, the young man who inspired DT38 after his brave battle with testicular cancer, opened up about her journey of grief in a moving interview with West Ham United.
Tracy Tombides gave an exclusive interview on July 3rd to mark National Bereaved Parents Day and share her own experiences of losing a child an the impact it has had on her and her family.
An extract from the piece
“It is a void that you just don’t know how to fill initially. Over time, you learn to fill that void with the most precious of memories. You learn that everything happens for a reason and you are grateful for the time that you had with your beautiful young man. You learn to smile and laugh whenever your thoughts turn to him.”
Read the article in full here: https://www.whufc.com/news/losing-dylan-left-void-all-our-lives-tracy-tombides-marks-national-bereaved-parents-day
DT38 Take Enjoy Man Utd and Aston Villa Tour Match Down Under
A DT38 team was delighted to be invited as guests to a pre-season tour match between Manchester United FC an Aston Villa FC at Optus Stadium, Perth, on July 23rd.
DT38 Director John Bondi and our Head of Media & Operations in Australia Donna Guiffre joined Stirling Lions Club President Luke Pavlos and Junior President Trevor Tollis for a pre-match function before watching the game which ended 2-2.
Huge thanks to everyone for your hospitality and the opportunity to spread the word of DT38.
Kieran Sadlier Urges Men & Boys to Regularly Check!
Bolton Wanderers FC midfielder Kieran Sadlier made a very important video for DT38 this month to encourage men and boys to check their testicles regularly.
The DT38 Ambassador made the customized clip for the latest installment of our Check 1-Two campaign.
The film was shared on July 1st and each month on the first day we distribute a media message from a famous face to help spread this vital information.
Did you know? Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower or anywhere private, and it could save your life!
Early detection is so important when it comes to health issues such as testicular cancer and that’s why we’ll keep reminding you to get checking!
Big thanks to Kieran and to all of the many great folks who’ve joined in our Check 1-Two campaign so far. Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on August 1st.
Watch Kieran’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Nw0o8a9CPcc
Enter the Boxing Ring for DT38 in November
The search is on for people to take part in Awareness Below The Belt 4, our White Collar Boxing event in November.
This spectacular occasion is a fixture in the DT38 calendar and has been a tremendous success in previous years.
We’re looking for people of any gender over the age of 18 who have no boxing experience to take part in a supervised boxing match at London’s prestigious York Hall on November 13th.
Invite friends and family and make a day of it, as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.
For more information check out this fantastic article published by West Ham United FC
Become a DT38 Ambassador
Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Sam Kerr & Carlton Cole?
A whole host of top folks from the world of football and beyond have been offering their time and support to DT38 for years and now we’re offering prestigious Ambassador roles to the open world for the first time.
If you think you can support DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer, check out our registration page where you’ll find out more information and how you can get involved.
If you become a DT38 you’ll be added to the Ambassadors page on our UK and Australia websites alongside many superstars from the world of football and beyond and just think how good it could look on your CV!
We’ll also send you a merchandise pack of goodies to help you spread the word!
Find out more and register here: https://dt38.org/become-an-ambassador
Recycle Your Empty Cartons in WA and Help DT38 (and the Planet)
It is now SO EASY to support DT38 when you recycle your food and household cartons in Western Australia.
We are a nominated charity to benefit from Containers For Change and with the launch of the new “mobile pass” it is easier than ever to help us and the planet at the same time!
There are three simple steps to help the environment and our charity through this initiative.
1. Collect eligible containers
Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.
2.Take them to a refund point
There are different types of refund points across Western Australia, so find the right one for you.
3. Earn a refund or donate
You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return which you can keep or DONATE.
We benefit from cartons you deposit at Containers For Change drop off points in WA and with the new mobile pass you can register your deposits to DT38 and download our scheme ID to your mobile wallet so it’s there every time you need it.
To access the DT38 Mobile Pass: https://www.pass2u.net/d/hhcpL4hpCPpt?t=qr_code&openExternalBrowser=1
For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/
Help keep men & boys safe & win a pack of DT38 goodies!
This is your chance to snaffle a box of fantastic DT38 merchandise and help raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer at the same time.
For a chance of winning a pack of goodies including a DT38 book, tee-shirt & hoodie, all you need to do is send us a video of you/friends/family spreading the message “Check Yourselves Down Under on the 1st of Every Month with DT38” and if we share yours on the 1st of the month on our social media channels, you’ll win the prize!
What are you waiting for? Time to get creative and send us in your videos via facebook, Twitter or to email@example.com
Many Happy Returns
A fantastic four birthdays were enjoyed in July across our brilliant DT38 team.
On July 7th sports journalist Adam Peacock celebrated this big day and four days later West Ham United legend Tony Cottee was 57.
Western Sydney Wanderers star Rhys Williams was 34 on July 14th and on the 27thWestern United full back Josh “Rizzo” Risdon was 30.
All four are DT38 Ambassadors.
A huge Happy Birthday one and all!
Picture of the Month
We just love seeing oodles of brilliant photos from great folk across the world who want to help us raise awareness of DT38, please keep the sharing going.
And, just for fun, every month we give ourselves the tough old job of choosing of our “Picture of the Month”.
This month we’ve plumbed for this cracking shot of new DT38 Ambassador Dee Brown who popped her DT38 trucker on to raise awareness for us in The Galapagos Islands!
Sharing the Love
We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Every month we receive so many shares, Retweets, likes and tags and we’re so grateful for each and every one of them, thank you.
And that brings to end this edition but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in August.
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