Utilising the local Waitrose Caterham Community Matters monthly green token scheme has enabled us to raise £350 towards Prostate Cancer UK. During last Thursday’s lunchtime meeting at Surrey National Golf Club President Mike O’Reilly presented Prostate Cancer UK’s local volunteer representative Barry Cogdell with a cheque. (Barry is also a member of the Rotary Club of Croydon East)
Barry went on to deliver a interesting talk on Prostate Cancer and Prostate disease and he will be returning to the Club in October as guest speaker at a public event which we are in the course of planning. Full details will be published nearer the time. Barry has previously suffered from Prostate Cancer which was first detected at our very first Prostate Awareness Evening.
Steph Barrett Caterham Rotary’s Community Service Chairperson said “we were very pleased to be involved in this joint project with Prostate Cancer UK and the monies raised by our Club will be used to support the ongoing research into this disease in men. Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s largest men’s health charity and they aim to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.”
- Prostate Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- Over 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s more than 110 men every day.
- Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 10,500 men every year.
- 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Over 300,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
Caterham Rotary have been involved in several local Prostate Cancer projects over the last few years which focused on encouraging men over 40 to consider taking a PSA test. Full details of this important aspect of men’s health can be accessed on line at
www.http://prostatecanceruk.org/ or by calling 020 3310 7000