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Comedy Central’s Novemballs Campaign: A Hilarious Mission to Protect Your Precious Jewels

Johannesburg, 03 November 2023Comedy Central, the brand that makes life funnier, is proud to announce the return of its award-winning cancer-awareness campaign, Novemballs! As a brand that always strives to tell the funny truths, Comedy Central is taking this opportunity to spotlight the importance of “taking care of your balls”.

Comedy Central has teamed up with CANSA to bring you Novemballs, a testicular cancer awareness campaign to educate men about lowering their cancer risk. “Novemballs is a campaign we get really excited about every year as we use humour to encourage men to check their ‘Gonads’, as we are calling them this year. We’ve had fun working on this campaign and hope that it will inspire men to look after their crown jewels because they’re priceless,” says Dillon Khan, Vice President of Comedy Central.

Lorraine Govender, CANSA National Manager: Health Promotion said, “CANSA is excited to partner with Comedy Central to educate men about lowering the cancer risk. Early detection of testicular cancer can save lives. In South Africa, it’s one of the most common male cancers in men between the ages of 15 and 49. Most testicular cancers can be detected early – a lump or swelling may be the first sign that a medical practitioner should be consulted. It’s important for young men to start testicular self-examinations soon after puberty. And we encourage men to reach out for counselling and support. It’s as easy as making an appointment via our CANSA Help Desk, it’s free and confidential. Or join our support groups or online support programmes. You don’t have to deal with this alone.”

Join us in spreading awareness, embracing humor, and making a real difference in the fight against testicular cancer.

About Comedy Central

Comedy Central is your go-to destination for hilarious content that tickles your funny bone. With a lineup of stand-up comedy, sitcoms, and a host of original shows, we keep you laughing around the clock.

CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We offer a Tele Counselling service in seven languages free of charge. We also supply patient care and support in the form of 8 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

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