Men sought for racecourse run for charity - The Worcester Observer

Men sought for racecourse run for charity

Worcester Editorial 5th Jun, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE MEN of Worcester are being called to lace up their trainers to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The Samlam Go Dad Run will be held at Worcester Racecourse on Sunday, June 14 and men aged 11 and over are being urged to take part.

Participants will all be given a pack containing their special blue underpants to further show their support to the good cause.

The 5K run is also supported by Olympic silver medallist and World Record holder Colin Jackson.

Giles Cross, head of marketing and public relations, said: “We noticed there was no male equivalent to Race For Life and we wanted to fill that void, creating awareness of men’s health issues and specifically raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. So that’s what we did.

“Prostate cancer is a terrible disease that affect one in eight men in this country and beyond that it affects ever woman and child associated with them. But it is something we can do something about and, with your help, we are determined to do so.”

Creative Director, Guy Marson, said: “There is a lot in the media about Breast Cancer but there is not a lot for men’s illnesses and that is because we blokes insist we are fine and are not very good at going to the doctors and we avoid it.

“But it is important to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer in events such as this,” he added.

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