Know the Score
and help tackle 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 are coming together after the sad death of Exeter City player Adam Stansfield last year at the age of 31 from bowel cancer. The disease is 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 “Know the Score” Campaign is hoping to raise awareness of Bowel Cancer particulary amongst players, fans and everyone associated with the game.
Know your body!
Bowel cancer can effect men & women of all ages but is most common in the over 60s. 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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For more information - www.bobbymoorefund.org
Clarke Carlisle - Chairman Professional Footballers Association
The PFA are fully behind the campaign and we feel through our members and the professional game we can have a big effect on raising awareness of the key symptoms. Adams story is a devasting one but through education and profile we can improve awareness amongst the many people connected with the game.
Andy Cole - Chairman the Adam Stansfield Foundation
The Adam Stansfield Foundation was formed by family and friends of Adam for two reasons, to raise awareness over bowel cancer and to support youth football in Devon, Somerset and Herefordshire. Supporting campaigns like this enables us to get the message to young and old about this terrible disease and the symptoms they should be aware of.
Nick Johns – Mr Brightside Project
We lost our son Stephen to Bowel Cancer at the age of 26 and decided to set-up the Mr Brightside Project after one of his favourite songs. The family are striving to raise awareness of this terrible disease particularly amongst younger adults.
Stephanie Moore – The Bobby Moore Fund