I’ve been speaking over the last few weeks to a lovely PR company about a few bits and pieces and they sent me some details of an event in London that is happening on 22nd September called Pants In The Park 2012. The event is taking place to help raise awareness and increase the funding for research into prostate cancer.
As a family we have had personal tradgedy from prostate cancer when Daddy E lost his uncle to the disease a few years ago and my uncle also suffers from prostate cancer, although thankfully he is currently in remission. The Pants In The Park 2012 event takes place on the 22nd of September and fun-loving families from across the UK are invited to proudly parade their pants on top of their PE kit and take part in a five-kilometre dash around Battersea Park, decked out in some personally-designed delicates.
Pants in the Park, organised by prostate disease charity Prostate Action, is the only family-focused fundraiser that sees men, women and children from across Britain pulling up their personalised pants in order to educate the public about prostate disease.
Every family taking part in the 5km run is asked to personalise their own pair of exclusive Prostate Action pants, which they can then show off on top of their running kit – super-hero style – during the race itself.
It is vital that men are made more aware of the danger of prostate disease and Prostate Action are calling on wives, children, sisters, brothers, cousins to encourage men across the UK to learn more about prostate disease and to become more proactive about checking for symptoms.
So they are inviting you to pop on your most eye-catching pants and draw some attention to the prostate!
Prostate Action is calling for men, women and children of all ages to get designing and make a commitment to run and help raise awareness of the dangers of prostate disease. Over 3.2 million men in the UK suffer from the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia, while over 40,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. In 2010, prostate cancer killed over 10,700 men in the UK.
Despite being the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men, killing nearly as many men every year as breast cancer kills women, a shocking 70 per cent of men know nothing about prostate cancer or its symptoms.
Even though we cannot get to Battersea Park to join in the Pants In The Park event the PR team have very kindly sent us our own pants and a decorating kit and Roo and I created some awesome pants for Daddy E to strut his stuff in around the house and we have made a donation to the charity to support their research.
If you want to take part you can sign up now at www.pantsinthepark.org and join in the pants party!
Or simply for more information about Pants in the Park visit www.pantsinthepark.org. Adults cost £40 to sign up and kids are £10 – and what better way to be able to run around the park in your pants and raise money for a great cause at the same time.