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Penwortham man to climb Snowdon after beating prostate cancer

Posted on - 2nd June, 2022 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Robin Campbell will be taking part in a hiking challenge for Prostate Cancer Research
Robin Campbell will be taking part in a hiking challenge for Prostate Cancer Research

This month a Preston resident will be climbing Snowdon in aims of raising funds for Prostate cancer research to increase survival rates and improve quality of life for men with Prostrate Cancer.

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In January 2021, Robin Campbell from Penwortham was diagnosed with stage 2/3 prostrate cancer, although after a prostatectomy surgery he was declared cancer free. The 68-year-old now has regular check ups every six months.

In order to raise awareness about the disease, on Saturday June 18, Robin and his hiking friend Trevor Theobald will take part in a hiking challenge involving a 13 mile circular route to the top of Snowdon in Wales.

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This is one of the several events taking place in relation to Snowdonia for Science 2022 which is Prostate Cancer Research’s annual fundraising hiking challenge, set in the heart of Snowdonia and offering specially-curated routes for all abilities.

Trevor encouraged Robin to do a blood test which led to the diagnosis, both are now encouraging others to do the same as this type of cancer affects many men today and early treatment often leads to success

Currently £2000 has been raised for the cause but more donations are still being encouraged.

To support the cause visit Robin and Trevor’s fundraising page.

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