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David Seaman urges men to Run for Moore this World Cup season

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by Cancer Research UK | News

9 August 2006

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AS THE England team steps up its training for Germany 2006, the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, an official 2006 FA Charity Partner, is encouraging men to put on their trainers in memory of football legend Bobby Moore.

The charity is launching Run for Moore, a series of 5km runs for men taking place across England from May to July. Run for Moore aims to raise over £500,000 to help tackle bowel cancer.

David Seaman, Patron of Run for Moore, commented: “I’m very excited about supporting Run for Moore. With World Cup fever gripping the country, I hope that there’ll be lots of men out there wanting to raise money for bowel cancer research in memory of Bobby who captained the England team to glory in the World Cup 40 years ago this year.”

Bobby Moore died of bowel cancer in 1993 aged just 51. His widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, set up the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK in the same year to raise awareness about the disease and funds for research.

Stephanie Moore MBE said: “Run for Moore promises to be great fun whilst raising money to fund vital research into bowel cancer. My hope is that, in the future, many more lives can be saved from this devastating disease. The money raised will help give others hope, a better quality of life and maybe, one day, a future free from the fear of bowel cancer.”

Despite the fact that around nine out of ten people can be successfully treated if bowel cancer is found early, it is the most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer, with 45 people dying from the disease every day in the UK. Anyone experiencing one or more symptoms such as rectal bleeding, a persistent change in bowel habits or a lump or pain in their abdomen lasting longer than four to six weeks should visit their doctor.

In 2006 there are six Run for Moore events taking place across England. To enter or to find out more visit the Run for Moore website


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