As the 2018 Rally draws even closer we wanted to take show you once again how important your fundraising and awareness efforts are for Prostate Cancer UK.
As you prepare your cars and outfits for the grand depart, keep in mind the families being impacted by your efforts to save their lives.
Lloyd Pinder is just one example, he is determined to not to take anything for granted after being diagnosed with advanced terminal prostate cancer at the age of 43. At that time, he was informed that he has five to ten years to live.
When Lloyd was first told, he has prostate cancer, he was ‘gutted’ and described it as the ‘worst thing you can be told’. Lloyd had no symptoms and has no family history of prostate cancer. He only went to the doctor when he noticed blood in his semen.
After his diagnosis, Lloyd said that two men on his Facebook went to get tested because of him. Luckily, they were diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early stage. Lloyd said ‘everything I am doing is for awareness’.
After being diagnosed Lloyd feels that you shouldn’t take anything for granted and tries to encourage that outlook on other people. He said that he is very lucky that at 45 he has ‘wonderful kids’ and ‘a wife that loves me’. He said all of that ‘puts life into perspective’.
Finally, we would like to inspire you to remember the significance of the cars you drive to Monaco… Ray Winstone says it best!
With one in eight men diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 1 man dying every 45 minutes from this disease, the reality is approximately 3,500 of your colleagues need to be aware right now of their risks. Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so thank you for joining the fight to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Do get in touch if we can be of any assistance
See you at the start line
Tamarin and Will