An all day 'Yogathon'
14 Nov 2020

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Rich Long

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I'm fundraising to raise money for Cancer Research UK

I'm 48 years old, healthy and physically fit. I have just been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and need a prostatectomy. My only symptom was an urgency to wee, not even a need to go more often! Getting a cancer diagnosis, particularly prostate, at my age has been a complete shock. With minor, only slightly annoying symptoms, I didn't even consider the prospect that I might have a life threatening cancer. I want to raise awareness of my experience as I am sure, like me, most people consider prostate cancer to be an old person's disease, or perhaps only an issue if you are particularly unhealthy. This is not true, it is indiscriminate and any symptoms, however minor, however embarrassing, need to be discussed with your GP.

I am planning on doing an all day Yoga event in my local park. Whilst I would have hosted some classes, sadly COVID means I will now be just embarrassing myself on my own!

Therefore, as well as raising awareness, I would be extremely grateful if you would donate and help me raise money for Cancer Research. Ideally I would like to raise £1150, which is 10p for every man that dies of prostate cancer in the UK each year.

Update: The wonderful NHS operated on me on 7 Oct; I’m now on the path to recovery and as soon as I’m able I’ll be in the park doing yoga!

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Nigel Higgins



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Let me know when the actual event is so I can come and hurl some inter service banter 😉.


Craig Mason



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All the very best Rich, go for it.


Adrian Pickup



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Tim Nassif



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Matt Dunham



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So glad to hear that your op went well Rich, and good luck! :)
((Sorry this is a bit late, only just seen your message at work!))





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