First of all thank you for visiting my JustGiving page.
As many of you will, or won’t know, I am cycling 145 miles in June with around 200 other people from within the Football League and talkSPORT all for Prostate Cancer UK.
Some of the riders are staff of League Clubs but all fans of one club or another and it will be great to see so many people representing different clubs come together to raise money for a great charity that many people don’t know about.
I will be representing Scunthorpe United in the 2015 Challenge and I am looking forward to it, surprisingly, including the training.
This is my first ever fundraising event and I’ll be hitting the gym and then getting out on the bike on a regular basis to make sure I’m fully prepared.
For those that don’t know Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Over 250,000 men are currently living with the disease.
Normally the growth of all cells is carefully controlled in the body. As cells die, they are replaced in an orderly fashion. Cancer can develop when cells start to grow in an uncontrolled way. If this happens in the prostate gland, prostate cancer can develop.
Prostate cancer often grows slowly and has a low risk of spreading, so it may never cause you any symptoms or problems in your lifetime. In other words, it’s often not life-threatening. Because of this, slow-growing prostate cancer might not need to be treated. You might be able to have your cancer monitored with regular check-ups instead.
But some men will have cancer that is faster growing and has a higher risk of spreading. This needs treatment to stop it spreading outside the prostate.
So please do all you can and help me raise a fantastic amount of money for Prostate Cancer and #MenUnited.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
It’s not just me who is representing Scunthorpe United. Harry Jamieson and Adam Grice are also on board and there is still time for you to get involved. Just click this link (http://www.prostatecanceruk.org/Amsterdam) to sign up (there is a £149 registration fee) and you have to raise £1,000.
Thank you for donating if you have and good luck to everyone else who is joining me on the challenge.