Fairytale Of New York Pogues/Kirsty MacColl
10 May 2010, 11:48
He's more used to appearing on TV and in newspapers WITH his kit on, but Saints star Ben Foden has agreed to drop everything - almost - to help with a charity.
He's one of 21 men who've stripped off for the June issue of Cosmopolitan's annual Naked Centrefolds Special.
The stars have posed to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer for Everyman, the UK’s leading male cancer campaign, in the lead up to Everyman's Male Cancer Awareness Month in June. Money is raised for the charity through dedicated phone and text lines encouraging readers to vote for their favourite Centrefold.
“With 2,000 men being diagnosed with testicular cancer in the UK every year, women remain pivotal in encouraging men to be more self-aware,” said Jennifer Provin, Director of Fundraising at Everyman. “If caught early it’s 99% curable, so it’s crucial that men check themselves regularly. Cosmopolitan’s Naked Centrefolds campaign has consistently proven to be a fun yet effective way of raising awareness of this serious issue.”
The Everyman Campaign is run by The Institute of Cancer Research to raise awareness of, and funds for research into, male cancers at the Everyman Centre – Europe’s first and only centre dedicated to male cancer research.