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Tottenham Hotspur supports breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!
Tottenham Hotspur has teamed up with a breast cancer awareness charity to encourage more people to get tested.
Spurs is supporting CoppaFeel! during the month of October as part of its season-long support of the NHS ‘get to know cancer’ campaign.
Players from both the men’s and ladies' teams came together today to promote the importance for women to regularly check their breasts for symptoms.
This will provide the best possible chance of early diagnosis and, therefore, survival.
Today, Tottenham’s ladies first trained at the Spurs training ground in Enfield before receiving a talk from the charity’s creator, Kristin Hallenga.
The ladies then met Andre Villas-Boas before Sunday’s Premier League match at Aston Villa to kick off a week’s worth of activity at the north London club.
During this week, ambassadors from the charity will work with the NHS and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to educate women in the club’s local community through a series of workshops.
These sessions will take place at women-only sport project Think Fit sessions in Leytonstone, East London, at the Spurs Ladies Education and Development Centre.
There will also be session at the ‘Skills’ project in Tottenham.
The week of activity will culminate at Tottenham Hotspur’s home Premier League match against Hull City on Sunday, October 27.
During the game, volunteers from ‘Get to know cancer’ and CoppaFeel! will hand out potentially life-saving information to fans and raising money for the charity.
Michael Dawson, Club captain, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are now two months into our season-long support of the ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign and the feedback we have received from fans has been fantastic.
“Cancer can affect us all at some point in our lives so it’s vital that we continue to work closely with the campaign to raise as much awareness of various symptoms as possible, and promote the importance of early diagnosis.”
Karen Hills, Manager of Spurs Ladies FC, said: “It is great for the Ladies team to be involved in supporting the club get across such an important message on a subject that can affect so many women, young and old.
“The talk our girls received from Kristin today was inspirational and will no doubt resonate with the players so that they will get themselves checked as soon as they notice anything unusual.”
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