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Walking though the pain.

We are doing our best to stir up interest but often journalists want a local human interest story to get involved

Ripon,Yorkshire Wednesday 18 April 2012

It’s the punishing schedule that’s causing most of the problems. Averaging 18 miles per day with only occasional rest days, Nigel Lewis-Baker, our terminally diagnosed walking miracle and Charlie Carr are exhausted at the end of each day with little energy or time left for fundraising or twitter and awareness activities.

That’s why they desperately need help. People who can give up a couple of hours in each town collecting donations and distributing leaflets before they arrive and after they've gone – all to give men a better chance of beating prostate cancer.

They need the media to help them out too, with interviews and local press reports as they travel down through the country. We are doing our best to stir up interest but often journalists want a local human interest story to get involved.

In Scotland, Alan walked on through his pain for far too long and was in serious trouble with deep blisters and a bad toe infection. His injuries will take some time to heal so for the moment he is a vital addition too the support team.

600 miles to go and arriving in Ripon today, they are entering areas where we are hoping for more support. Please help them in any way you can even if it’s just a message of support on our facebook or twitter pages.

We’ve added donating by text. Just text UGXF50 and the amount to 70070.

ENDS-

CONTACT DETAILS:

PR
Tim Sharp
Mobile: 07989 865702
Email: tim@timothysharp.co.uk

The Walkers

Nigel Lewis-Baker Mobile: 07411 760 058 Email: ma2da@hotmail.co.uk
Alan Carr, MBE Mobile: 07861 871959 Email: Alan.Carr@carr.co.uk
Charlie Carr Mobile: 07861 825121 Email: charliecarr17@hotmail.com

To interview Nigel, Alan or Charlie, please contact them direct or via Tim Sharp.

Original news release in March: http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=707...

The Prostate Project on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Prostate-Project/197250557...

The Prostate Project on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/prostateproject

www.prostate-project.org.uk/

Love Train Hotline
Katherine Hammersley. Mobile : 07724 465 883 Email: khammersley@me.com

Attachments: pdfs of Appeal literature + pics of Nigel Lewis–Baker, Alan Carr and Charlie Carr and the Love Train branded Motorhome

KEY FACTS

37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year and 10,000 die of the disease.

Caught early, there is an 80% chance of a complete cure. Caught late, the prognosis is very poor.

You can have prostate cancer with no symptoms

It is every man’s legal right over age 50 to have a PSA blood test on the NHS.

More men now die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer.

African-Caribbean men are 3 times more likely to contract and die of the disease than Caucasian men.

The Nation’s women are the key to getting more men tested for prostate cancer.

This is not just another cancer fundraising appeal - it is a chance to support one of the world’s most highly regarded clinical and scientific research teams.


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