Team DearNorth & South
Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it
Follow Team Dear on our epic bike ride Football to Amsterdam from London and Barnsley to help raise awareness and money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer. This year, an estimated 161,360 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For unknown reasons, the risk of prostate cancer is 74% higher in black men than in non-Hispanic white men. Most prostate cancers (92%) are found when the disease is confined to the prostate and nearby organs. This is referred to as the local or regional stage. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of men live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for most men with local or regional prostate cancer is almost 100%. Ninety-eight percent (98%) are alive after 10 years, and 96% live for at least 15 years. For men diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 29%. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 26,730 deaths from this disease will occur this year. Although the number of deaths from prostate cancer continues to decline among all men, the death rate remains more than twice as high in black men than any other group. A man’s individual survival depends on the type of prostate cancer and the stage of the disease. It is important to remember that statistics on the survival rates for men with prostate cancer are an estimate. The estimate comes from annual data based on the number of men with this cancer in the United States. Also, experts measure the survival statistics every 5 years. So the estimate may not show the results of better diagnosis or treatment available for less than 5 years. People should talk with their doctor if they have questions about this information. -source- http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/prostate-cancer/statistics
We are a bunch of non-cycling lads from the Midlands, Lancashire, Cheshire and Lincolnshire brought together by the common love of non-league football, this will be our 3rd year cycling to Amsterdam to raise much-needed funds and spreading awareness for Prostate Cancer.
This year we raised over £24,000 pound, next year we will have around 30 riders and be hoping to raise in the region of £50,000
Paul Dear has left behind a legacy which has seen the 2018 riders from Team Ding Dings merge with Team Dear to create a large Southern and Northern team, together we will raise as much money as possible to help find a cure and better diagnosis for this horrid disease, spreading awareness is the key to saving lives, this is the legacy the Paul left behind and this is what we as a team will keep pushing.
Team Ding Dings met Paul on the 2017 ride, he was on the London route with his daughter Laura and we were on the Yorkshire leg, Paul is a very inspirational man, not once did he complain about have Prostate Cancer, in fact, he was the opposite.
Paul, Laura & Adam Dear
Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. The idea of legacy may remind us of death, however, when Ian Duff Duffield and I visited Paul a few weeks before he was taken from us he said to “I don’t want your sympathy, just tell your friends if you don’t get yourself checked you could be laying in a bed like this”.
Paul Dear – You legend – Your Legacy
Football to Amsterdam 2019