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Low hanging fruits. The Gruesome Twosome. Nuts. Whatever you might call them, the Salter brothers want you to check them out for testicular cancer.
In 2012, Simon and Andrew Salter started the Check One Two movement in the United Kingdom, to help spread awareness of the highly preventable cancer among men, that is, if the disease is detected early.
Unlike the ALS ice bucket challenge, there’s no donation element involved. All participants have to do is to use the hashtag #feelingnuts, nominate some friends, and share their crotch-grabbing picture via various social media platforms to be part of the awareness campaign. Some celebrities also take this opportunity to go for a checkup themselves, while encouraging everyone else to do the same.
This year, celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Jamie Oliver, and even Ellie Goulding have jumped on board the bandwagon.
As the campaign gains momentum, we have come across some rather interesting images of #feelingnuts. What’s more, the ladies are in on it too!
[Did You Know?] Testicular Cancer Is A Young Man’s Disease
Here’s some bad news – if you are aged between 20 and 40 years old, you are at the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. The good news is that testicular cancer has a 95% cure rate if found early, and early detection is always possible with regular self-examination.
Wondering what to look out for? Watch this helpful (and insanely funny) guide here.
How Can You Help In A Bigger Way Beyond Social Media?
Parallel to the #feelingnuts campaign, Movember is a similar movement held globally every November, where ‘mo bros’ pledge to grow a moustache from scratch for that month. In doing that, Movember hopes to create awareness and raise funds for its men’s health programs which include treatment and care for men living with prostate or testicular cancer.