More than 400 turn out to support Salisbury's Race For Men

Race for Men

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 6:28am 18th June 2018. (Updated at 6:55am 18th June 2018)

Event raises vital funds for the Stars Appeal's Prostate Cancer Fund.

More than 400 men and children turned out yesterday (17th June) to support Salisbury's fourth Race for Men.

The event, organised by the Body Lounge Foundation at Hudson's Field, saw runners and walkers take on a 3K, 10K as well as a new half marathon route.

Once again it was held in support of the Stars Appeal's Prostate Cancer Fund, however this year the campaign to get a second MRI Scanner for Salisbury District Hospital will also benefit.

Race for Men
PHOTO: Sue Ford.

 PROSTATE CANCER - HUGE KILLER:

Statistics released have revealed that prostate cancer is now the THIRD BIGGEST cancer killer in the UK.

The number of men dying from the disease every year has overtaken that of women who pass away from breast cancer.

One man is dying roughly every 45 minutes from prostate cancer

Experts say an ageing population is partly responsible - and are urging men to get routinely checked.

HOW THE MONEY WILL HELP THE MRI SCANNER APPEAL:

 Melissa Davies is the Lead Clinician in the Urology department:

"The latest research shows that patients with a possible diagnosis of prostate cancer should be having an MRI scan before they have any prostate biopsy. That's a change that we've implemented here in Salisbury. 

"A second MRI Scanner is going to mean that patients will be able to have their scan much quicker, hopefully this will reduce the anxiety that there is around waiting for a diagnosis of cancer."

 

 

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