|Bristol Rugby support prostate run|
|Thursday, 14 July 2011 13:38|
This year's "Run for the Future" 5km event in support of Prostate Cancer is getting the backing of players at Bristol Rugby RFC.
The squad and staff are urging their supporters to sign up to the annual 5km fun run which will be held on Durdham Downs on Sunday September 18 2011.
Hospital staff and event organisers met with the Rugby Squad at their training ground ahead of the start of the new season. Over the past five years the event has raised nearly £200,000 for prostate cancer care and research in Bristol.
Organisers of the Run for the Future are calling on more local families to sign up to the event. The 5th Run for the Future in 2010 was a great success with over 750 people taking part by running, walking or jogging the 5k course.
Head of Fundraising Trevor Reid said, "This is a great event for Bristol and makes such a difference to the lives of people who have been touched by prostate cancer. We are so pleased to be supported by Bristol Rugby and we hope that their supporters will come and join us on the day to help us raise funds. This is a very vital cause which affects hundreds of men in Bristol."
Bristol Rugby Commercial Manager Suzanne Roper said: "It's great to be supporting such a strong cause. Prostate cancer is something that we should be all be more aware of - I'd encourage our supporters to come along and get involved in the event."
Individuals can register for £15. Small family teams of three can register for the event for just £35, and families of up to five for just £45. We hope that participants will try to raise a suggested £100 sponsorship.
The Run for the Future event, which is organised by Rotary in Bristol, helps support local prostate cancer services at Southmead hospital and research into treatment and causes of the disease.
Run for the Future was established in 2005 by Rotary in Bristol to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Appeal at the Bristol Urological Institute. The event has raised awareness about Prostate Cancer, and the availability of a simple test to aid prostate cancer diagnosis.
You can register on-line by logging onto www.runforthefuture.org or by calling 0117 323 8624.