This week is prostate cancer awareness week. My friend is chief exuctive of the prostate cancer charity and this is an issue that we as men need to be increasingly aware of:
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Every year, 32,000 men are diagnosed with the disease and 10,000 men die of it - that's one man every hour.
- Historically, prostate cancer was neglected and by any dimension - research investment, media interest, political support, public awareness or Government action - it simply didn't register on the 'radar screen'. Things are changing but slowly.
What you can do:
If you live in the UK then you may like to know that Marks and Spencer have decided to partner The Prostate Cancer Charity throughout the month of March. Information on prostate cancer is being distributed in all the 400+ stores across the UK and blue, Real Man pin badges are on sale also in all those stores.
It would be great if this partnership can be a real success so that it can go from strength to strength. This is a plea from me - could you please go into your local branch of M&S, buy a pin badge and wear it with pride! You'll be demonstrating your support for the thousands of men and their families affected by this disease every year