Fundraisers for Tackle Prostate Cancer, the voice of prostate cancer patients and their families in the UK, are aiming to ‘cycle to the moon’ to raise awareness and money for the fight against prostate cancer.
Cycle to the Moon, Save a Dad is a chance for members of the public to show their support through their cycling or motorcycle miles on the roads, in the gym, at home or on outdoor trails.
The event is open to all ages regardless of ability and organisers have a target to raise £250,000 – £1 for every mile between Earth and the Moon.
It also aims to raise awareness and encourage men at risk of prostate cancer to get tests and earlier diagnosis. Around 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and nearly 12,000 die from it – that’s one every 45 minutes.
Roger Wotton, Chair of Tackle Prostate Cancer said:
We know how devastating the diagnosis of prostate cancer can be. Raising awareness and funds through this campaign will hopefully see more men being tested earlier, and help accelerate a reduction in mortality figures. Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect the man diagnosed – it affects his whole family.
Tackle Prostate Cancer is a patient-led charity addressing the real issues people face when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer and helping people to cope with their diagnosis and treatment. As a National Federation, Tackle has 90 support groups across the country, representing some 15,000 members.
Lord Rose, Ambassador for Tackle Prostate Cancer, said:
One in eight men in the UK will develop Prostate Cancer. Tackle’s initiative ‘Cycle to the Moon, Save a Dad’ is an exciting fundraising event which aims, through schools, to raise awareness in the next generation and hopefully see more men at risk of prostate cancer having an earlier diagnosis.
If you would like to get involved, visit cycletothemoon.tackleprostate.org where you can download a fundraising pack full of great ideas and tips to get cycling, biking for the fight against prostate cancer.