Fabian Marley joins fight against Cancer
Reggae singer Fabian Marley has launched a campaign to raise funds to educate Jamaicans about prostate cancer.
It has been widely reported that a significant percentage of Jamaicans are affected by cancer, and prostate cancer is listed as one of the most common forms in the country.
Having lost his father to cancer, the singer wants to make Jamaicans more aware about the dreaded disease.
"I lost my dad to cancer, so I know for a fact that it doesn't only affect the persons who have it, but that it also affects their families and friends. While women are very aware about breast cancer, and its symptoms, men know very little about prostate cancer and I would like to help to change this. If more men know more about the disease, then this will encourage them to take better care of themselves and visit their doctors regularly and get tested for the disease," he said.
Marley recently released a special line of T-shirts, bearing his image and name, that will be sold both locally and abroad to raise funds for the campaign. The T-shirts are available for purchase online via Marley's
Facebook page and www.massiveentertaininggroup.com.
Marley's manager, Clayton Thomas, CEO of Massive Entertainment Group, said his company is fully behind the project.
"We are giving Fabian all the support we can with this project. Selling the Fabian Marley shirts to raise funds for the project is just a small part of what we plan to do," said Thomas.
Marley is currently on a 10-day promotional tour of France to promote his latest single and video, Nah Go Say We Poor.