Media Release: Celebrities loosen up for male cancer awareness charity


RICKY Gervais, Scarlett Johansson, Usher, Bruno Mars, Kevin McKidd and other great celebrities are ‘loosening up’ and ditching their ties in aid of Cahonas Scotland’s celebrity eBay auction helping in the battle to raise awareness of male cancers.

Open to the public at, the auction is part of Cahonas Scotland’s aims to erase stigma often attached to male cancers.

Many Scottish celebrities have rallied round the cause – with donations from Kevin McKidd, Amy MacDonald, Ian Rankin and Kenny Logan.

Bidders also have the chance to own some unique items including Ricky Gervais’s signed tie worn at the Golden Globes 2011 and signed Nike Air Jordan’s worn on tour by R & B artist Usher.

Other items include a tie worn by Bruno Mars on Saturday Night Live, a signed and worn tie from Sopranos star James Gandolfini and a Dolce and Gabbana tie kindly donated and signed by Scarlett Johansson.

With men often ‘tongue tied’ when discussing or dealing with male health issues it is hoped that the auction will provide and innovative way to help bring positive change in male cancer awareness.

Ritchie Marshall, Cahonas Scotland founder, said: “The auction marks the first public fundraising venture event for Cahonas Scotland and we are both thrilled and humbled at the support we’ve received from our celebrity donors.

“Male cancer awareness in Scotland desperately needs a boost and with the generosity of the celebrities involved we will be able to help get the message out wider than before.”

Fans can view the full list of participating celebrity ties and other donated items at

The auction will be running until Sunday 4th December and is open to bidders across Scotland and the rest of the world.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds will help support Cahonas Scotland services in raising awareness of male cancers.


For more information:

Ritchie Marshall / 0141 280 0115 /

Notes to Editor

Cahonas Scotland is a Scottish Registered Charity No. SC040786

About Cahonas Scotland

Cahonas Scotland grew from the recognition that although male cancer awareness was slowly growing, there was no real Scottish focus. We want to work with partners, organisations and men themselves to raise the profile of male cancers and help turn round Scotland’s poor health record.

Cahonas Scotland mission is to:

Increase the availability of information and support services geared to the needs of men living with cancer and life limiting disease

Help educate the public in matters relating to male cancers, reducing discrimination and stigma from the cancer experience

Relieve hardship, distress and suffering of men experiencing cancer and life limiting disease.

Listen to the experiences of men throughout Scotland to make sure our information and future activities help bring about real positive change in Male Cancer Awareness

Celebrities involved include – Ricky Gervais, Scarlett Johansson, James Gandolfini, Usher, Bruno Mars, Noah and the Whale, Kevin McKidd, Amy MacDonald, Kelly Jones, Katherine Jenkins, Adam Lambert, Ally McCoist, David Goodwillie, Steven Naismith, Allan McGregor, Kassidy, Mogwai, Ian Rankin, Matt Cardle, Eliza Doolittle and other signed goods including t-shirts, CDs, etc from a range of celebrities.

High-resolution images of auction items are available upon request.

Donations can be also be made via the Cahonas Scotland website or by text – Donate £3 by texting MALE33 £3 to 70070.

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Contact: Ritchie Marshall
Phone: 01412800115