Local support for ‘Men United’ Prostate Cancer campaign

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Community, Politics
Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has pledged his support for Prostate Cancer’s Campaign ‘Men United’. Cathal Boylan stated, “Good strides have been made towards addressing the injustice around prostate cancer, but with one man an hour dying from this disease, we still have a long way to go. “There are over 7,000 men in the North of Ireland at present who suffer with this disease and I am honoured to join this campaign in the name of men’s health and would encourage more men to stand up and take this pledge.” Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK said, “Over the past year, our movement for men – Men United – has caught the imagination, and a new zeal for change in men’s health – with more than 200,000 people signing up to pledge support. “Men from all walks of life, from footballers to lawyers and politicians to plumbers, have formed a growing army, raising funds to find the answers for the future through research and supporting men now. “Now entering its second year, we’re delighted to have the support of Cathal Boylan, Sinn Féin MLA to help us on our journey to ensure every man facing prostate cancer gets early detection, effective diagnosis and better treatments. Owen added, “The ‘Men United’ Campaign aims to aims to ‘keep friendships alive’ by encouraging men to see their mates more and do something great together to help beat prostate cancer.”
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