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11 June 2015
Prostrate Cycle Event

 

Forfar Rotary Club says On Your Bike to Prostate Cancer this Father’s Day

With Prostate Cancer claiming the lives of up to 30 men each day in the UK, it's one of the most common male-specific illnesses in the country, and the second biggest killer after lung cancer.

That’s why this Father’s Day (June 21st) Forfar Rotary Club will join thousands of charity supporters from across the UK to get on their bike and take part in the national fundraising effort and biggest cycling event of its kind, the ‘Rotary Ride’.

The Rotary Ride is a nationwide event organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and will help to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, a disease that currently affects one in eight men during their lifetime, with over 300,000 men in the UK currently living with the disease.

Forfar Rotary President Alan Cairns, explains: “Of course it’s not just fathers who are affected by this deadly disease, it’s friends, brothers, sons or even your neighbour. That’s why we’re holding this ride in to help support those affected by prostate cancer, and we felt Father’s Day was a great way for people to spend quality time together while raising money and awareness for charity. Our commitment is to cycle from Forfar to Arbroath and we should have around twelve Rotarians and wives taking part on the day leaving from The Stag Hotel at 11.00am.

Adam Gaines, Director of Prostate Scotland commented: “It’s fantastic to see that Forfar Rotary Club is organising a cycle ride to raise funds for prostate cancer. It will make a real difference in the fight against the most common cancer in men in Scotland. However you get involved, big or small, you’ll be aiding progress, from raising awareness to funding the most advanced treatments. We thank all the Rotary clubs involved and wish them every success with their challenge.”

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