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ABOUT DT38 FOUNDATION

ABOUT DT38 FOUNDATION

WHO WE ARE

The DT38 Foundation was founded in memory of the talented professional footballer Dylan Tombides, who lost a long and brave battle with Testicular Cancer in 2014, aged 20. Dylan played for West Ham United FC and represented Australia at U23 level. He was obsessed with the ‘beautiful game’ from a young age and was destined for the very top. Adored for his charming personality and recognised for his ouTstanding ability, Dylan was immensely popular on and off the pitch. But above all, he was a wonderful son, brother, family man and friend to so many.

Since 2015, DT38 and has made great strides in raising awareness of testicular cancer both in the UK and Australia. We are very privileged to benefit from close links with many major football organisations including West Ham United FC, Socceroos, Football Federation Australia, Perth Glory FC, PFA Australia and PFA UK.

Our main goals are to:

  1. Drive the SELF- AWARENESS campaign for the early detection of testicular cancer
  2. Focus on youth EDUCATION through various teaching programme’s aligned to national curriculum
  3. Provide OPPORTUNITIES linked to fun and accessible activities within the community

Testicular Cancer – The Facts

  • Testicular cancer affects younger men aged 15- 49
  • It is the most common cancer in young men in the UK It is the second most common cancer in young men in Australia
  • There was 2207 cases diagnosed in the UK in 2011 and 63 deaths
  • There was 732 cases diagnosed in Australia in 2011 and 25 deaths
  • The rate of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has grown 50% in the past 30 years and the reason is unknown
  • The survival rate is 98%.

National testicular cancer screening test programmes do not exist in the UK or Australia and we believe this has to change. Awareness saves lives.

OUR HISTORY

THE DT38 VISION

Our vision is to change the way testicular cancer is diagnosed by implementing best practice diagnostic guidelines for patients who present with testicular symptoms. We also aim to arm future generations of young men with the necessary knowledge about testicular cancer that will enable them to be confident when taking health matters into their own hands.

THE DT38 MISSION

Our mission is to raise awareness and change the stigma associated with men’s health issues with a focus on testicular cancer. We aim to do this through providing educational programmes and opportunities for the youth of our community, to help shape a generation of children who are self- aware about their health and wellbeing.

TEAM DT38

CEO Tracylee Tombides and Managing Director Natasha Evans work with a talented team of professionals to accomplish the DT38 Foundations goals and mission.

Taylor Tombides

Co-Founder

Natasha Evans

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Karen Bondi

Director - Australia

Chris De Lima

Director

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