On Father's Day weekend (15/16 June) Rotary clubs around the country are holding bike rides to raise thousands of pounds for their chosen prostate charities. These charities offer tremendous support for those affected by the cancer, whether patients, relatives or friends. As part of this national event, the Yeo Vale Rotary Club will be a holding a 24-hour static ride at Progress Performance in Yeovil, in aid of Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
Please come along and help us raise funds towards Rotary Ride's target of £40,000 for this valuable work. If you would like to get pedalling for the Yeo Vale Rotary Ride, contact Imogen on 01935 706326 or email@example.com.
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives and it is estimated over 11,000 men die every year. That amounts to one man every 45 minutes. The survival rate is improving but early diagnosis is still necessary and can often lead to more successful care. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, but more than 8 in 10 of patients now survive for 10 years or more.
CRUK's research has played a role in developing 8 of the world's top 10 cancer drugs like abiraterone. Abiraterone works by blocking the production of male hormones that can fuel the growth of prostate cancers. CRUK's work led to the availability of abiraterone on the NHS, and it is now regularly used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.