Foundation supports the “Know the Score” campaign
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Know the Scoreand help tackle bowel cancer!
“England players through the generations stand up against the disease”
Past and present England internationals Martin Peters MBE, Les Ferdinand MBE, Faye White MBE and James Milner have lined up to support the Know the score campaign.
The campaign to raise awareness of Bowel Cancer, Know the Score, has been formed following the recent passing of Exeter City player Adam Stansfield at the age of 31 from bowel cancer. The Mr Brightside Project and the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK along with the Professional Footballers Association and the Adam Stansfield Foundation have combined to spread the word about the second highest cause of cancer death in the UK where 44 people die every day.
All partners are calling for people to stand up against the disease!
The campaign was launched during Bowel Cancer month last April where PFA Chairman Clarke Carlisle raised awareness via an advert in a number of Premier League and Football League clubs Match Day programmes. The new poster campaign involving both current and former England players will be launched this season and will be aimed at projecting a clear message to people both within and outside the game.
Know your body!
Bowel cancer can affect men and women of all ages but is most common in the over 50s. So get to know your body and if you notice any of the following and they last longer than four-six weeks, make an appointment to see your GP:
Chances are it won’t be cancer, but it’s better to play safe.
As well as spotting it early, one way to help tackle bowel cancer is to do things that can reduce your risk of developing the disease. Taking these steps doesn’t definitely mean you won’t develop cancer, but it helps to stack the odds in your favour:
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Martin Peters MBE: “I was happy to get involved in the Know the Score campaign as bowel cancer is such an important issue. 44 people lose their lives every day to the disease so I would encourage everyone to make sure they are aware of the symptoms and speak to their doctor if concerned.”
James Milner: “I am pleased to support the Know The Score campaign in order to help promote the awareness of bowel cancer. I hope the campaign helps to highlight that bowel cancer effects people of all ages and I encourage people to see a doctor at the first sign of any symptoms”
Faye White MBE: “I am supporting the ‘Know the Score’ campaign because its helping to raise the awareness of bowel cancer that can affect both males and females of any age. Like other illnesses early diagnosis can be so vital in successfully treatment, so it’s important to make people aware of the symptoms as well as ways they can reduce the risk of developing the disease.”
Les Ferdinand MBE: “I am happy to support the Know the Score campaign, and hopefully, through football, a game that interests and reaches males and females of all ages, attitudes can be changed and by becoming more aware and recognising symptoms early, a difference can be made, which will ultimately save lives”
Mr Nicky Johns - Mr Brightside Project
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