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Leisure Rugby team supporting Everyman

31 August 2006

31st August 2006 -  Everyman is run by The Institute of Cancer Research to raise money for and awareness of testicular and prostate cancers

The current campaign TacheBack is where men across the UK are challenged to grow sponsored moustaches to raise money for Everyman. Now in its fourth year, TacheBack has raised more that �300,000 to date and Everyman hope to exceed �100,000 again this year. 

Dan Brown, the RFU''s Project Manager for Leisure Rugby, is putting away his razor and attempting to grow a tache of his own - if you want to sponsor him please contact danbrown@rfu.com .  For more information about the campaign have a look at the website www.tacheback.com.  TacheBack is a really fun event (for those feeling brave enough!) with a great party at the end of September . If you want a really great reason not to shave then contact Matthew.Lambert@icr.ac.uk to take part.

*Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men aged 15-45.  Incidence rates are increasing dramatically, yet men''s awareness is very low.  Meanwhile, prostate cancer has now replaced lung cancer as the UK's most common cancer in men.  Almost 32,000 new cases are diagnosed every year and one man dies of prostate cancer every hour.

Research into male cancer is severely underfunded.  All the money raised through TacheBack will fund vital research at The Everyman Centre, Europe''s only research centre dedicated to male cancer.   More research is urgently needed so that we can help to prevent and better treat these cancers.  Everyman prides itself on the fact that over 90p of every �1 received is put in to vital research, so you can be sure your support will make a difference.

Please visit their website for further information about the charity at http://www.everyman-campaign.org "

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