The Rotary Bike Ride 2018
A joint venture with the Carnegie Dunfermline Rotary Clubthumbnail view
This year, the Rotary Ride is delighted to be partnering with the four charities Prostate UK, Prostate Scotland, Prostate Cymru and the Irish Cancer Society to help in the battle against the disease.
Martin, Jane, Brian and Ken took part in Sunday's Rotary Bike Ride. A most enjoyable day with good company,good weather and good cycling. Our Club - before Gift Aid - raised just short of £800 for Prostate Cancer Scotland. Gift aid will bring in more which will be added to Carnegie’s support.
In Great Britain and Ireland, one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives and over 11,000 men die every year. That equates to one man every 45 minutes.
It is anticipated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in these islands. This means there is a significant need to redouble efforts to increase awareness, treatments and research.
The survival rate is improving but there is still a need to encourage early diagnosis as this can often lead to a more successful treatment. There is probably not a club within Rotary that has not been affected by this disease.