Supporting Prostate Cancer UK

Supporting Prostate Cancer UK

Leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, is returning to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery as the event's charity partner for 2019.

The show aims to help to support their mission to raise the profile of prostate cancer among classic car enthusiasts and raise money to fund research.

The disease is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK by 2030 – and men over 50, black men and men with a family history face a higher risk. With many classic car enthusiasts falling under the high-risk category, Prostate Cancer UK is urging guests of this year’s show to visit their stand, get involved with their work and help raise awareness of the disease that is killing one man every 45 minutes.

The charity’s stand will feature a pop-up shop, health information including support from Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses and a display designed to raise awareness of a disease affecting one in eight men in the UK.

Phil Ormesher, classic car enthusiast and ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, speaks up about why it’s so important to drive conversations about prostate cancer among motorists.

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I already knew quite a lot about the disease because my friend Mike was diagnosed some years previously and he talked openly about it (unlike most men!). I firmly believe that because of this, I owe him my life. Without his openness and consequently my early diagnosis, I have no doubt my cancer would have spread. But when I told my friends that I had prostate cancer, most of them didn’t know what a prostate was or – more importantly – what could go wrong with it.

In recognition of what Mike did for me, I decided to do something to help raise awareness of the disease, especially among fellow motor enthusiasts. Since 2014 I have been an awareness speaker for Prostate Cancer UK and I’ve had meaningful conversations with almost 11,000 people. I’m hopeful that helping Prostate Cancer UK raise awareness of the disease and reaching out to motor enthusiasts will help save men’s lives.”

If you would like to get involved with Prostate Cancer UK’s work in motors, visit prostatecanceruk.org, contact motors@prostatecanceruk.org, or say hello to the Prostate Cancer UK team at this year’s show.

For those that wish to support the cause, we now have a donation option when booking your show tickets online.

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