10 good reasons to join John Hartson for the BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge, 12-14 July 2013

John Hartson with his wife and fellow BraveHart, Sarah Hartson

John Hartson with wife and fellow BraveHart, Sarah

#1 If John can climb Ben Nevis, so can you. Sure, he may be an ex-professional footballer turned Assistant Manager for the Welsh FA with fitness levels most of us can only aspire to. But when John first scaled Ben Nevis back in 2010 he had only recently completed treatment for testicular cancer; treatment so gruelling that on one occasion his heart stopped beating. Resuscitated by medical staff, John made a promise to himself that if he won his battle against the disease he would one day go on to climb Ben Nevis – a promise he made good exactly one year to the day that he had stopped breathing. Continue reading

10 stats about blog 10thingsby, as revealed by WordPress

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#1 The busiest day of 2012 was November 9th when ’10 things every guy (and his girl) should know about testicular cancer’ was published, achieving 369 views – a result owing largely to former professional footballer turned TV pundit John Hartson retweeting the link to his followers. See point 2. Continue reading

10 things every guy (and his girl) should know about testicular cancer

#1 Despite being one of the less common types of male cancer, it’s the single most common cancer to affect younger men aged 15 to 45, with an estimated 2,000+ new cases diagnosed in the UK every year – double that of 20 years ago. Continue reading