2019 is the 3rd year of Lions supporting and facilitating this event.
We work with PCaSO, the volunteer led Prostate Cancer Support Organisation, run by patients diagnosed with prostate cancer covering Dorset, Hampshire Sussex and surrounding areas.
WHY do Lions support this event ?
Prostate Cancer affects 1 in 8 men.
That means 1 in 8 Island men, so men that we all love and know affected by the most common cancer for men in the UK.
Lions are here to do good for Hayling Islanders and to support the greater good Nationally and Internationally. So Prostate Cancer screening is one thing we have felt to be important enough to financially support and devote time to facilitate and organise.
Statistics show us that 1 in 2 of any of us will get a cancer diagnosis in our lifetimes, Prostate cancer screening offers a chance for a simple blood test to help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer.
Men can of course always speak to their GP’s about a PSA test.
Lions have supported this event for 3 years now because we know that not all men do, it can be easier not to let’s face it! We also know that sometimes it is better to raise awareness and participation through a higher profile event - collectively even - by popping along to an organised event. We know of a group who attended last year and ‘played’ ‘’lowest score winner’’! Whatever it takes to get you there fellas!
( We know that still won’t appeal to everyone but on our Facebook page ‘Hayling Island Lions’ we have had great interest, support, endorsements and recommendations. ) We vote each year to support the event and for the last 3 years the majority of Lions have been happy to do so.
Who is it for?
We urge all men aged 45 - 75 living on Hayling to register for this event. We have 300 places - some vacancies amazingly do still exist - and it is estimated that 19% of Islanders are men aged 45 - 75, that is therefore in the region of 3,500 men - so grab your place now is our best advice!
Please Book IN ADVANCE ONLY by calling 07407 493846 or emailing [email protected]
For Saturday 18th May, running between 10am - 2pm
You will need to give us full name and address with postcode.
Please - if you wish to donate to help support this work then bring cash/notes/money on the day.
The event is a timed slot for some preparatory information and then form filling prior to a blood test. Allow 45 minutes approximately