The John Hartson Foundation Ltd

Grab life by the balls

The aim, as it remains today, was to use John’s profile as a former top-flight professional footballer to increase awareness of the disease and to help raise money to support others affected by cancer. Men. Women. Children. Families.

With its roots in John’s native Wales but a reach that spans the length and breadth of the UK, the Foundation is now managed by a board of trustees including John's wife Sarah, while John himself is busy doing everything he can to draw attention to the charity’s work.

It’s his way of giving something back, a personal thank you to the medical staff that worked so tirelessly to save his life. For the many family, friends and fundraisers who support the Foundation, it’s an opportunity to join John in creating a positive legacy from his battle with testicular cancer and help prevent others from needlessly going through what he did.

Our mission is to:

  • Raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, thereby encouraging men to seek medical attention leading to vital early detection and diagnosis
  • Preserve and protect the health of patients suffering from testicular cancer by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities and support services not normally provided by statutory authorities
  • Relieve the distress of cancer sufferers and their families by assisting in the provision of counselling and support services

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