For every Rotary Watches’ Limited Edition 1IN4 timepiece sold, F.Hinds will match Rotary’s donation of 10% plus VAT to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate cancer is a real and dangerous threat that deserves attention and awareness. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and even more shockingly, 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. A quarter of black men, that is an astounding and terrifying statistic, and yet I had never heard it, and it wouldn’t surprise me if neither had you. To raise awareness of the higher risk to black men the Limited Edition 1IN4 watch has been designed in collaboration with property expert, writer and TV presenter Kunle Barker.
Kunle’s father, Pedro, is currently being treated for prostate cancer. Luckily for Pedro his cancer was caught early, but of course Kunle was shaken by the news and was unaware of the higher risk black men face. This meant Kunle was a perfect candidate to collaborate with designing and launching this important watch and collaboration.
Kunle is clearly passionate about this issue and is already raising awareness, he shared this important message, “Since my dad’s diagnosis, I no longer take my health for granted. I also now want to make more men aware of their health and risks of prostate cancer, and encourage them to see their GP if they have any worries or concerns about the disease. Don’t be shy or embarrassed – think of the bigger picture. Catching prostate cancer early will only benefit you in the long run.”
Nicola Tallett, Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement, at Prostate Cancer UK, said, “As part of our continuing partnership with Rotary Watches, we’re delighted at the launch of the striking Limited Edition 1IN4 watch and very grateful to Rotary and to Kunle for sharing his family’s story through this timepiece. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and we want a future where lives aren’t limited by it. That’s why this collaboration is important in raising awareness of prostate cancer and supporting our mission to help more people understand the increased 1 in 4 risk of the disease in the black community.”
In the spirit of awareness and prevention, here is some incredibly useful information about Prostate Cancer and who to contact with concerns:
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – and now the most commonly diagnosed of all cancers in the UK.
- More than 11,500 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that’s one man every 45 minutes.
- 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This raises to 1 in 4 for black men.
- Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
- Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for black men or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they may wish to speak to their GP from age 45. A 30-second online risk checker is available at https://prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checker
- Prostate cancer often has no symptoms so men shouldn’t wait to see changes before they act.
- Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: prostatecanceruk.org. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 6pm on Wednesdays.
This is clearly a very important issue and anything that raises awareness or funds is a worthwhile cause. Below is a direct link to Prostate Cancer UK’s donation page, information about Prostate Cancer UK, and more information and links for the watch.
Courtesy of Health & Wellbeing | Huddersfield Times