PICS: Siya and Mapimpi strip down to take up the #fafchallenge
Springbok Francois “Faf” de Klerk's fellow Rugby World Cup winners Siya Kolisi and Mazakole Mapimpi have answered his call to action to improve their personal “ball skills” when it comes to checking for signs of testicular cancer.
Faf famously greeted Britain's Prince Harry shortly after winning the Rugby World Cup wearing nothing but his patriotic Speedo, a ballsy move if ever there was one.
Using his viral fame for good, the scrumhalf is now collaborating with Cipla South Africa to challenge all men – even the prince himself – to improve their personal “ball skills” when it comes to checking for signs of testicular cancer.
Posting on Instagram, De Klerk poked a bit of fun at himself to raise awareness about this very serious topic, “I’m challenging all South African men to be ballsy and tackle testicular cancer by feeling for any irregular lumps, swelling or pain."
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Don’t Faf this one up! Be ballsy enough to check your balls! Testicular cancer is curable if caught and treated in the very early stages! Check out www.fafchallenge.com for some important tip & tricks on how to up your ball skills! I'm now challenging Siya, Jesse, and ALL OF YOU to get into your speedo & post a pic to help spread the word on this important cause!! #fafchallenge #ballskills #strongertogether #cancerawareness #colab @ciplarsa
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@fafster09! Challenge ACCEPTED! Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men. Early detection = high cure rate, so swipe up on my Stories or click the link in my bio to find out some important tips & tricks on how to up your ball skills! I'm now challenging @customs08 , @cheslin15 & ALL OF YOU, to get into your cozzie & post a pic to help spread the word on this important cause! . . . . #FafChallenge #ballskills #StrongerTogether #CancerAwareness #colab
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Siya Challenge Accepted! Don’t wing it when it comes to testicular cancer. Catch it early! check out https://t.co/EMdGMMXZID— Makazole Mapimpi (@Makazole16) November 13, 2019
Challenging Bongi, RG, Hersch and YOU 2 post a pic & help spread the word on this cause!
#FafChallenge #ballskills #CancerAwareness #colab @Ciplarsa pic.twitter.com/QWGxc7V4IM
Not trying to b Cheeky, But guys remember to play with your balls. testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men! Let’s get it checked out ASAP💪🏾💚⚠️ #ballskills #fafchallenge #FafDeKlerkChallenge pic.twitter.com/eVQNJRbaZJ— Nkosingiphile | King (@styleby_nk) November 13, 2019
Lucy Balona, spokesperson for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) adds; “We’re excited to partner on this campaign to help reach men with an important message of early detection and getting educated about their health. We encourage all men to not ‘Faf’ this one up and help raise awareness and fight testicular cancer.”