University of Essex student becomes cancer foundation ambassador


A CAMPAIGN student hopes to encourage more men to self-check for signs of testicular cancer after taking on a new role.

Taylor Preston, 20, is currently studying economics at the University of Essex and has just landed the role of University Ambassador for The OddBalls Foundation.

The organization, closely associated with colorful underwear brand OddBalls, was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Avid rugby player, gym-goer DJ Taylor will help the charity encourage men to self-check for signs of the condition, the most prominent form in men aged 15-49.

He will achieve this by visiting schools, universities and workplaces, giving lectures on testicular cancer, removing the stigma of the disease.

Ambassadors are also responsible for distributing The OddBalls Foundation’s Check Yourself guides in public spaces and workplaces.

Taylor said: “Essex is massively underutilized when it comes to OddBalls’ strong presence in the community, and I will work to change that.

“Every young person should have access to education about testicular cancer and how to control themselves.

“I have a few conferences going and can’t wait to start educating young people about testicular cancer and the great work of the OddBalls Foundation.”

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