As someone who has watched loved ones dies from cancer, I am all about treatment and awareness. Knowledge is power. Lung cancer, Liver cancer, Breast cancer. Testicular cancer.
Hundreds of men die from testicular cancer every year and the American Cancer Society said recently that occurrences of testicular cancer are on the rise around the world.
So, yeah, knowledge … in the form, at least in Brazil, of Mister Balls.
Now, for those who find that rather descriptive title offensive, the scrotum-shaped character also answers to "Senhor Testiculo" and is Brazil’s spokesman, er –person, er –thing, for the Association of Personal Assistance for Cancer, a group seeking to raise awareness of testicular cancer research.
They send Mister Balls, er, Senhor Testiculo, out to schools and other venues where, according to the group’s website, “both children and adults loved taking pictures with the mascot, a friendly snowman in the shape of testicle."
"Honey? Get close to that nut-sack, I wanna post a picture to Facebook of you with the giant balls."
I’m all for cancer awareness, like I said, but I think I’d rather not see Mister Balls lolling about in front of the Piggly-Wiggly.
But, hey, it got me posting about testicular cancer so … yeah, there’s that.