Run for the Future for prostate cancer - this Sunday!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Run for the Future 2012 takes place this Sunday - raising money for vital research into prostate cancer at Southmead Hospital.

And its not too late to sign up – you can register here or come along on the day to the registration tent.

The annual 5km event on the Downs in Clifton has raised over £225,000 in the past six years to support  research at the Bristol Urological Institute, at Southmead Hospital.

Organisers hope this year's event on Sunday September 16 will see total fundraising pass a quarter of a million pounds.

Organiser Martina Peattie said, "We are so thrilled that Run for the Future is back for its seventh year. “This is a wonderful event which has done so much to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and also to fund vital research into the disease here in Bristol.

“Last year's Run for the Future was a brilliant success with nearly 700 people taking part.

 “We need individuals, families and teams from local companies to take part too - young, old, fit or not - everyone can join in the event.”

The event is jointly organised by Rotary in Bristol and the Bristol Urological Institute (BUI) which is based at Southmead Hospital.

Head of Fundraising at Southmead Hospital Trevor Reid said: “Every year in Britain, 10,000 men die from Prostate Cancer.

“Run for the Future is such a special event because it is helping to save men's lives here in Bristol and beyond.

“Please join us in 2012 to help us reach our target and play your part in Bristol's biggest family 5km run.”

Read how money raised by Run for the Future has been spent.