A very warm welcome to the latest issue of Channel38, our August edition.
This is where we share all the very latest developments, events and support stories at DT38.
It’s also a chance for us to share important information about the work we do to raise awareness of testicular cancer around schools and in communities as well as publicly offering our thanks to the many people who support us in our endeavours.
Free Scans Down Under a Huge Success
Close to fully booked, we were delighted to meet so many men and boys at our latest free testicular cancer screenings day on August 24.
The event took place at Ultrasound Services Applecross, WA and we are extremely thankful for their hospitality, co-operation and expertise once again.
Raising awareness to the risks of the disease and information about self checking are very important areas of work for DT38 but we are also committed to providing free scan sessions as often as we can so that males can book in, get checked and leave with peace of mind.
On the day we also gave away 38 footballs – courtesy of Nike Football and DT38 Ambassador Damian Everetts as a competition to encouragement scan participation amongst local football teams.
Huge thanks to Football West for your support with this event.
FFA & PFA Award for Dylan
We were all extremely proud to be informed that a new set of national football awards have be launched in memory of Dylan Tombides.
Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia have created the ‘Dylan Tombides Australian Youth Player of the Year’ medal, which will be awarded annually to the best player from the Joeys (U/17s), Young Socceroos (U/20s) and Olyroos (U/23s).
Mother of Dylan and founder of DT38 Tracy Tombides, is extremely excited and moved by the announcement.
She said: “To have Dylan recognised by Australian football for his devotion and talent in the sport he truly lived for is a great privilege. We are hugely thankful to the FFA and PFA for making this happen,” his mother Tracy said.
“Dylan lived for football displaying a professionalism and dedication that carried him through his toughest days. To represent his country at the highest level was his ultimate ambition.
“Having to make a choice to play for England or Australia early on in his career was one of the easiest decisions he every had to make. He loved pulling on that Australian shirt.”
The winners of the first medals are to be unveiled at the Alex Tobin Medal Night later this year.
Huge thanks to the FFA, PFA, Football West and DT38 Patron Daniel Garb for your efforts in making this happen.
Craig’s Three Peak Challenge
Our long-serving trustee Craig Hartwell is about to walk close to the distance of a marathon for DT38, but with a twist!
Signing up for the Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge means he is hiking the daring distance up and down hills and mountains in the English northern county.
It will take place on September 7th.
Craig – who has been involved with DT38 since it launched in 2015 – has chosen this gruelling mission to raise funds for DT38 Foundation.
It will take around twelve hours to complete the 25-mile hilly hike and he is hoping to muster at least £500 for his efforts.
If you would like to show your support to Craig and DT38, you can sponsor him here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/craig-hartwell?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20190821_114718
New DT38 Ambassadors
We were extremely proud to announce the appointment of two amazing new DT38 Ambassadors this month.
West Ham United legend Tony Cottee has given his backing to DT38 and has offered his support for our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer from now on.
The striker made 336 appearances for the Hammers during the 1980s and 1990s scoring 146 goals making him the club’s fifth highest goal scorer of all time.
He also enjoyed successful spells at Everton FC and Leicester City and won 7 England caps.
Scott Jamieson is the captain of Melbourne City in the A-League.
The defender has previously enjoyed spells at IFK Goteborg, Western Sydney Warriors, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Adelaide United and Bolton Wanderers.
He has also won four caps for the Socceroos.
Great to have you both on board chaps, thank you for your support.
Journalist Dan Pops the Question
We would like to send our warmest congratulations to DT38 Patron Daniel Garb and his new fiancée Honey who recently engaged to marry.
Wishing you both a wonderful wedding and life together.
From all at DT38.
DT38 White Collar Boxing, Round Two
Following the amazing success of our inaugural event last year, preparations are well underway for Awareness Below the Belt 2.0 and we already have 24 people signed up to take part!
But, we do have space for two more, in case you’re interesting in entering the ring to support DT38.
The event will take place on November 10, 2019 at York Hall, London.
The white collar boxing is open to men and women over the age of 18 who are not experienced boxers, full training will be provided*
Awareness Below the Belt 2.0 is brought to you in partnership with Peacock White Collar Boxing who will oversee the action in the ring, keeping it safe and exciting for everyone.
We would also like to thank the following companies so far who have pledged their support for the event through sponsorship or auction prizes.
Rainham Industrial Services
Denman & Goddard
Peacock Gym & Daniel Dubois
King’s SkipsGrosvenor House Hotel
Vidauban Golf Club
Baglioni Hotel London
If you’re interested in taking one of the two remaining space in Awareness Below the Belt 2.0 or sponsoring or donating an auction prize email email@example.com
*Gym fees apply
Many Happy Returns
A sensational six birthdays in DT38 this month.
On August 3rd, DT38 Patron Mile Jedinak celebrated his 35th birthday and two days later West Ham United press officer Rob Pritchard was 41.
On the 8thAugust Perth Glory keeper Liam Reddy turned 38 and on 16thSocceroos’ legend Stan Lazaridis was 47.
Luton Town midfielder and old West Ham United team mate of Dylan, George Moncur, was 26 on August 18th and fabulous DT38 Board member Jason Bondi celebrated being a year older on August 28th.
A very Happy Birthday one and all!
Picture of the Month
We are delighted to get so many fabulous pictures of folks across the world showing their support of DT38 in various ways and each month we choose one to name our “Picture of the Month”.
But this month we’ve bent the rules and selected two wonderful images, you will see why.
During a recent visit to the UK from down under, here are close family friends of the Tombides family and supporters of DT38 Michael De Lima and Matthew Brennan.
The guys paid a moving visit to Dylan’s memorial stone at Champions’ Place, London Stadium ahead of a Hammers match.
Sharing the Love
We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Every month we receive so many shares, Retweets, likes and tags and we’re so grateful for each and every one of them, thank you.
And that brings to end this edition but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in September.
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