Joburg’s male celebrities will be lending their support for breast cancer awareness during the Brutal Fruit PinkDrive celebrity netball match next weekend. The celebrity match will take place on the 14th of May at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena, ahead of the 2016 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League semi-final. The first mixed gender celebrity team will drive the awareness that men are also at risk of breast cancer.

Television presenter K-Naomi, 5 FM DJ and actress Thando Thabethe, Top Billing presenter Roxy Burger and actress Khanya Mkhangisa will join the gentlemen who took up K-Naomi’s challenge to the game. Social media was abuzz when Top Billing heartthrob, Jonathan Boynton Lee agreed to play. He was followed by Wordsmith and rapper, Reason; RnB artist DotCom and Big Brother favourite and rapper, K2 who all agreed to take part in the Pink Drive

The particular focus for this game is the partnership between celebs, Brutal Fruit and PinkDrive, to increase awareness around the disease, which affects both men and women. PinkDrive is South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community carer, with focus is on empowering South Africa’s mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units, to reach even the most remote communities in the country.

“This is an exciting game because it is about driving awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Many women and men could fight this disease more effectively through early detection. I am also looking forward to giving the teams a good game of Netball and so thrilled that my boys have taken the challenge to come play!” said an excited K-Naomi.

“Brutal Fruit has put some serious energy into Netball in South Africa over the past 3 years and we are thrilled to be supporting PinkDrive again. It’s also very exciting to do this using Netball as the anchor for the conversation.

PinkDrive has seen great growth in the past years and we’re hoping to continue to assist in entrenching the message of early detection and regular check-ups!” said Brutal Fruit Marketing Manager, Mtunzi Jonas.

Testing stations will be available on site to offer and encourage attendees to take control of their health and get tested for breast cancer by qualified nurses. Tickets for the Brutal Fruit PinkDrive celebrity netball match are available at Computicket or at the door on the day of the match.