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Bucket Collection On Boxing Day For PSA Testing

24 December 2018

Joe Thompson and Ollie Rathbone launch the promotion of the event at Rochdale Royal Infirmary

Supporters are reminded that Rochdale Football Club, in conjunction with the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal (BKPCA), will be hosting a PSA testing day in January.

We are the first club in the Greater Manchester area to hold such an event.

Taking place before our home game against Fleetwood Town on Saturday 19th January, all men aged 50 and over, or 45 and over with a family history of cancer, are welcome to attend. Testing will be done between 11am and 2pm in the Study Centre, located on Willbutts Lane.

In 2015, following his own diagnosis, Burnley’s vice-chairman Barry Kilby launched the appeal to provide opportunities for men to be tested for prostate cancer – a disease which affects one in eight men in the UK.

The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood, and around 2,000 men have been tested to date and least 100 lives have been saved by this approach.

Those being tested will be asked for a minimum £5 donation, with the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal funding the remainder of the test’s costs.

On Boxing Day, when Dale welcome Blackpool to the Crown Oil Arena, a bucket collection will be held to raise money towards the tests. Look-out for the Youth Team players around the ground!

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