TV Noel backs Run for the Future

August 04 2014

A CAMPAIGN to make men in Bristol more aware of prostate cancer will be held for the first time this September.

A CAMPAIGN to make men in Bristol more aware of prostate cancer will be held for the first time this September.
Taking place over two-weeks, the push to raise awareness will culminate in the 5k 'Run run for the Future' event on the Downs on September 14.
Supported by Noel Edmonds, the campaign is being organised by the prostate cancer care charity based at Southmead Hospital's Bristol Urological Institute where hundreds of men from across the region receive treatment every year.
Prostate cancer often has no symptoms, and a recent survey revealed that 80% of men over the age of 50 were unaware of the increased risks they face and the tests that are available to detect it.
David Miller, organiser of the Bristol and District Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign, said: “We are extremely lucky in Bristol to have the urological institute, which is a centre of excellence for prostate cancer treatment.
“About the same number of men are affected by prostate cancer as women are diagnosed with breast cancer and yet there is no screening programme for men.
"There are some simple tests that can be carried out to find out if you are at risk and the campaign is encouraging men over 50 to get themselves informed and tested.”
The campaign, supported by Bristol Rotarians, will follow a programme of information displays and awareness talks.
A media awareness campaign is also planned on television and radio in the area.
On Sunday September 14 a fun run will kick off on the Downs with music and stalls. Register at www.runforthefuture.org.

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