Golf captain's prostate cancer appeal
PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 November 2010
THE captain of a North Somerset Golf Club has appealed to men to get checked out for prostate cancer after becoming one of the disease's latest victims.
Kevin Evans, who has recently become captain of Mendip Spring club near Congresbury, only discovered he had it after agreeing to support Run for the Future, a Bristol-based prostate cancer research appeal as his charity of the year.
As the cancer was found early, there is a high chance of successfully treating it, but 63-year-old Mr Evans is keen to encourage men over 50 to get themselves checked.
He said: “I am one of the lucky ones. A number of men don’t go for tests and when the cancer is found it’s too late.
“That’s why I’m encouraging all men aged 50 and over to ask their GPs for regular check ups.”
For details on sponsoring Run for the Future, visit www.runforthefuture.org or call 0117 323 6328.