Just over a year ago, I received a phonecall to say my father had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He wasn’t far into his seventies and very fit and well, so it was quite a surprise. He’d been getting regular PSA tests for a while and that’s how they found it. The cancer was small but aggressive - not unlike my old man himself!!
A few months later he was under the knife and about a month after that the blood tests said they’d removed it all. It’s fair to say we all felt pretty lucky.
Who knows how long it would’ve gone on unnoticed, if he wasn’t getting tested....or where else it could’ve gone.
On 29 September, I’ll be taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Glasgow, to try to raise some awareness, some money and hopefully have a bit of craic with some like-minded (but probably more distinguished) Gentlepersons.
On Sunday the 29th of September, I will don my finest attire with my fellow men and women across the globe to join the fight with The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. But before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I need you to donate what you can for this meaningful cause and help me reach my goal.
For your uncles, your brothers, your fathers and friends. Donate what you can, for their lives need not end.