Tottenham Hotspur has renewed its support for a campaign to raise awareness of cancer and its symptoms.
Spurs will back the ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign during the 2014/15 Premier League season, it announced today, after an “overwhelming" response from fans, players, staff and the general public.
The club claims that more than half of fans who took part in a recent survey said the knowledge they had gained from the campaign had changed the length of time they would usually wait to get advice about unexplained changes in their health.
Spurs also claimed that a number of supporters had also been prompted to seek medical advice, further demonstrating the success of the campaign.
This Saturday, Tottenham will wear the ‘Get to know cancer’ logo on the shirts for their London derby match with Fulham, in front of an estimated worldwide audience of 4.4 billion.
Club captain Michael Dawson said: “This campaign is something close to our hearts and we’re proud to be wearing the ‘Get to know cancer’ logo on our shirts for the Fulham match.
“Using the club’s profile has so far been an effective way to raise awareness as we know early diagnosis is everything and can be the difference between life and death.
“I speak on behalf of all players and staff in saying that we’re delighted to be continuing our support for the campaign next season.”
The special edition shirts worn in Saturday’s match will be signed by players and put up for auction to raise money for six cancer charities the club has worked with through its support for ‘Get to know cancer’.
These six charities include: CoppaFeel!, Cancer Research UK, Ovarian Cancer Action, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK.