Update 28TH JULY 2015

 

PROSTATE CANCER UK CHARITY RIDE 2015

 

I regret to announce that my John o’Groats to Land’s End ride this year has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of Sponsorship. 

This was never meant to be a holiday run and under the circumstances does not therefore make economical sense.

I shall review the situation again next year, when I may be more successful in securing a sponsor.

My efforts to raise funds and awareness on behalf Prostate Cancer UK will go on, albeit on a smaller scale, such as the 12 hour Cycle Marathon this July and future promotional activities.

I thank those individuals involved in the aspirational planning of this event. 

My Best Wishes

Roger

JOHN o’GROATS TO LAND’S END 2015 CHARITY RIDE 

IN AID OF PROSTATE CANCER UK

 

Once again, I am undertaking this pilgrimage, starting at Squires Café on the 1st August. 

If you feel that you would like to join me at any stage of the journey, I will be pleased to ride with you.

Tracker Number  (07424 917405)

Full details, route/dates of the journey posted on this BLOG page.

www.pccharityride2014.co.uk

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 Your contributions are of course welcomed and feel free to donate via

 Just Giving

Thanks for your ongoing support

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 Advance Notice

CHARITY EVENT 

2015

SQUIRES CAFÉ, SHERBURN-IN-ELMET

IN AID OF PROSTATE CANCER UK

12 HOUR CYCLE MARATHON

19TH JULY 2015

(Subject confirmation)

Start: 09.00 HRS <> Finish: 21.00 HRS

Main Sponsor

Mr LOCK AND KEYS, NORMANTON

(Provider of bike and ancillary equipment)

We will be using a stationary road bike to avoid external safety concerns.

We are looking for volunteers and need a minimum of 12 participants (at the cycling rate of 1hr / person) to keep the pedals working continuously for the duration of the marathon. The more cyclists we can recruit, the less time spent on the bike. The more the merrier. The idea is to take part.

40,000 men affected a year in the UK alone.

GET INVOLVED <> JOIN THE FIGHT

If you wish to participate in this event, please Contact Roger Raymond

Email

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Text/Telelephone

Mobile: 0788 642 4029

  

 

Prostate Cancer Code is cracked - Extending lives of thousands.

Analysis:-

Breakthrough brings hope in "incurable cases"
by Steve Connor - Science Editor - The Independent
About 40,000 men, enough to fill a medium -sized football stadium, are diagnosed each year in Britain with Prostate Cancer. For many of them, the treatment will effectively be a cure.
Unfortunately, some of them will go on to develop the most dangerous form of the disease. This occurs when the tumour cells from the prostate gland "escape" to other parts of the body, such as the bone, liver or other vital organs.
Until now, the study of the genetic mutations that occur in prostate cancer have concentrated on those that arise within the prostate gland, the "primary" tumour.
Getting biopsies from other parts of the body of living patients has not been easy.
Now a landmark study has done just that on 150 men with advanced, metastatic prostate disease.
The results are being widely touted by experts in the field as a potential game-changer in the treatment of this lethal condition.
The findings have shown, for example, that advanced prostate cancer should no longer be treated as a single disease.
Each patient should in the future be viewed as a candidate for more personalised treatment targeted at their specific mutations.
It could start something really big for the treatment of the most deadly form of the most common cancer of men.
Further reading:-
"Rosetta Stone"
Dr Iain Frame, Director of Research at Prostate Cancer UK, called the work "incredibly exciting and ground breaking".
Professor de Bono of The Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) London compared the research to Rosetta Stone which allowed historians to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Professor Paul Workman, President of ICR, said the findings from a "wealth of genetic information" could make a real difference to large numbers of patients.

Extract from The Independent (Friday 22 May 2015) Number 1400

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
GET INVOLVED
JOIN THE FIGHT

JOIN ME AND MANY OTHER LIKE ME WHO ARE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
PROSTATE CANCER UK NEEDS YOU.

You can still donate through my website at Just Giving.
www.pccharityride2014.co.uk

Kind Regards
Roger

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