Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and is predicted to become the most common cancer over all by 2030.
The shocking figures show that almost as many men die of prostate cancer as women do of breast cancer. 10,000 men are lost every year to the disease, that’s one every hour. We need to change this and need your help.
It’s time to fight back and help more men survive. You can play a part in helping us crack prostate cancer by taking on Prostate Cancer UK’s 10,000 Challenge in memory of all the men lost to this disease every year and to support the work of the charity.
How you fulfil the challenge is entirely up to you. Why not try asking your friends and family to sponsor you by:
• Spending half an hour each day of a week (on your own or in a group) practising yoga, equating to 10,000 seconds of the exercise;
• Holding a Yoga-thon to raise 10,000 pennies, that’s £100 by yourself or £10 each in a team of 10;
• A three hour (just over 10,000 seconds) session of yoga
Whatever you do is down to your imagination, explains Gemma Cornwell, Community Fundraising Manager at Prostate Cancer UK. “It doesn’t matter how or what you decide to do for the 10,000 Challenge. Many people choose to combine it with their interest or hobby, but others prefer to do something they wouldn’t normally do, such as running a 10k, doing a skydive from 10,000 feet or collecting 10,000 (£100) pennies.”
Funds raised through your 10,000 Challenge will be invested into Prostate Cancer UK’s support services and research to help the 250,000 men living with the disease and those who will be affected in the future.
Our purpose is simple: to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. By taking on the 10,000 Challenge, you’ll be helping to fund research into improving diagnosis and treatment of the disease, as well as helping Prostate Cancer UK to continue providing specialist information and support services for those living with the disease, and the effects of treatment.
To find out more about the 10,000 Challenge, email [email protected]
or call 020 8222 7126 to speak to the community fundraising team at Prostate Cancer UK.