Prostate Cancer UK partners with UK Cycling Events to Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer in 2013

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer News

On Monday, November 26, 2012, Prostate Cancer UK announced and launched its partnership with the UK Cycling Events as a charity to support in creating awareness and raising funds for men with cancer of the prostate cancer.

The partnership aims at recruiting about 4000 cyclists from the over 35000 riders taking part in the Wiggle Super Series.

Details of this partnership and how it stands to benefit the prostate cancer community are highlighted below:

Prostate Cancer UK has today (Monday 26th November) launched its partnership with national event organiser, UK Cycling Events, becoming its official charity partner for 2013 – a partnership set to recruit 4000 cyclists to raise funds for men with prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer UK will benefit from the Wiggle Super Series 2013, which is organised by UK Cycling Events, and consists of 35 events around the UK. Cyclists taking part in these events will be encouraged to raise funds to help tackle the most common cancer in men.

With over 30,000 riders taking part in the Wiggle Super Series this year, and participant numbers expected to rise in 2013, the partnership is set to raise both awareness of the disease and funds for Prostate Cancer UK through sponsorship. Prostate Cancer UK is also aiming to recruit over 4000 cyclists to its existing army of supporters within the charity’s cycling team.

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: ‘We are incredibly excited to be teaming up with the biggest cycling event organiser in the UK. The partnership will provide an opportunity to raise essential funds that will help us support more men with prostate cancer, provide vital information and find answers by funding research into causes and treatments.

‘It is also a fantastic opportunity to engage with new supporters and raise awareness of the most common cancer in men, a disease which kills 10,000 every year in the UK. That’s one man every hour.’

Martin Barden, Director of UK Cycling Events, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK in 2013. This fantastic charity is highly relevant in cycling, and we hope riders will use our events and the challenge they provide to fundraise vital funds’.

The first event in the 2013 Wiggle Super Series is the Wiggle Southern Rough Ride on the 3rd of March. For more information on how to get involved visit  Source.

So, if you are in the UK you can register and participated in this event. By doing this, you can help create awareness and sponsor research on treatments and cure for cancer of the prostate.

This cancer affects many men by making them have difficulties in urinating, difficulty in initiating urine, bloody urine, bloody semen, etc. More so, most men die within five years of prognosis of aggressive prostate cancer.

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