This week’s charity visitors,Prostate Cancer UK, visit Dens as part of the community initiative. DFCSS caught up with Elaine Nixon, the Campaigns & Media Manager Scotland for Prostate Cancer UK to find out what they do.
Already the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer is predicted to become the most common cancer of all by 2030. Prostate cancer kills one man every hour, 10,000 a year in the UK.
Despite this breast cancer — the most common female cancer which has a similar death rate as prostate cancer — receives more than double the annual research spend (£853 per case diagnosed compared to £417 for prostate cancer).
At the start of the start of the year, Prostate Cancer UK launched The Sledgehammer Fund to raise money to crack this dreadful disease. Funds raised will help Prostate Cancer UK find answers by funding research; support men and provide vital information; and lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care.
You can donate now. It’s as easy as phoning us or sending a text. Donate £5 to The Sledgehammer Fund by texting CRACK to 70004, visiting prostatecanceruk.org or calling 0800 082 1199.
For further information about Prostate Cancer UK’s Sledgehammer Fund visit http://prostatecanceruk.org/sledgehammer