Stratford families 'cycle to the moon' for dads at risk from prostate cancer - The Stratford Observer

Stratford families 'cycle to the moon' for dads at risk from prostate cancer

Stratford Editorial 15th Jul, 2019   0

A SAVE a Dad charity cycle saw £1,000 raised to fight prostate cancer.

The event at Stratford Leisure Centre was organised by South Warwickshire Prostate Cancer Support Group on Father’s Day.

It was part of a wider fund-raising campaign from Tackle Prostate Cancer called Cycle to the Moon which encourages people to get on their bikes to raise funds to support the fight against prostate cancer.

A group of some 16 dads and relatives turned out in Stratford and collectively pedalled nearly 200 miles.

Organiser Doug Badger said: “The choice of Father’s Day proved to be inspired. Some were doing so in memory of their fathers and others were doing it as a contribution to supporting their fathers who are living with prostate cancer.

“And many of us were doing it to prove to ourselves that we still could get on our bikes, prostate cancer and other health conditions notwithstanding.

“Survival rates for prostate cancer are still worsening. We urgently need a reliable screening programme to pick up aggressive cancers at an earlier stage.

“Tackle is the Prostate cancer patients’ voice – help us make the government hear that voice.”

Tackle Prostate Cancer helps men with prostate cancer to cope with their diagnosis and treatment.

It also aims to encourage men at risk to get tests to encourage an earlier diagnosis and educate pupils about the importance of being tested.

The South Warwickshire group meets every two months at Shakespeare’s Hospice in Shottery.

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