Monday, September 21, 2009

Round-The-Clock Fund-Raiser [UK]

“Members of a Congresbury health club ran around the clock to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Cadbury House Hotel, Health Club and Spa encouraged gym users to pound the treadmill for 30 minutes each and between them they covered a distance of approximately 180 miles. The event was part of Bristol Rotarians' Run for the Future, an annual 5km run across the Downs in Bristol,which raises money for the Bristol Urological Institute Prostate Cancer Charity Appeal. Money raised during the last three years is funding joint research between the Bristol Urological Institute at Southmead Hospital and the University of the West of England into earlier diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Club Manager, Jason Eaton, said: ‘Everyone was really up for the challenge and it focuses attention on a really worthwhile cause.’ ‘As a gym we naturally encourage all our male members to get fit and look after themselves, but prostate cancer is one of those subjects men won't readily talk about. ‘If this challenge helps save just one life by raising awareness, then it's been worth the effort.’”

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