21 May 2012
Action Cancer is calling all football fans, both men and women, to take part in their annual Football Frenzy tournament as part of their annual ‘Action Man’ campaign, helping to raise awareness of male specific cancers. This years 6 a-side Football Frenzy
The tournament has raised a total of £100,000 since the first Action Cancer football tournament was held back in 2002. This year with a potential of 28 teams of 6 battling it out on the football pitch it is going to be a great day out. The teams will each play at least three vital matches in a bid to make it through to the finals. Register early to be guaranteed a place as they will fill up fast. Registration is only £50 per team and £300 sponsorship money!
Gillian Thomson Action Cancer’s Fundraising Events Officer said “Every year, the Football Frenzy is an exciting way for football fans to get fit and raise money for Action Cancer. Every pound the individual teams raise really counts and goes a very long way towards saving lives and supporting people in our own community across NI. As this is our 10th year of running the tournament we are delighted to say it is just getting better and more fun each year whilst raising vital funds towards our services. Call today to enter your team for this fantastic event!”
The money raised from the tournament will help Action Cancer to continue to save lives and support people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland. It is now predicted that one in three people will be given a diagnosis of cancer at some stage in their lives. Death rates amongst middle aged men are much higher than women of a similar age, and men are also 40% more likely to die from cancer.
Testicular cancer is most common in men aged between 15 and 45 years, there are approximately 60 men diagnosed with testicular cancer per year in NI. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in men accounting for over 220 deaths per year in NI. Action Cancer services include early detection clinics for men and women, a mobile screening unit – the ‘Big Bus’, health promotion for workplaces, community groups and schools, campaigning, counselling and complementary therapy for people living with cancer and their families. Therefore, your active support and fundraising skills are both much needed and appreciated!
If you are interested in entering a team in the tournament please contact Emma McArdle on 028 9080 3349 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org