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Yorkshire Cancer Research offering free Wise Up to Cancer Health Checks at Friday’s game

12th September 2017 | 3:05 pm

By Leanne Flynn

Yorkshire Cancer Research

At Friday’s game Yorkshire Cancer Research will be our charity partner and will be providing fans of both Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils the chance to get a free Yorkshire Cancer Research health check.

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At Friday’s game Yorkshire Cancer Research will be our charity partner and will be providing fans of both Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils the chance to get a free Yorkshire Cancer Research health check.

Staff from Yorkshire Cancer Research and community organisation Barca-Leeds will provide the free health checks and will be on hand to talk about their services and raise awareness of the importance of the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer. The health checks will be available near the Leeds Rhinos Foundation skills zone by the club shop.

The Wise Up To Cancer initiative aims to:

  • Reduce the number of people who get cancer by promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensure more people survive cancer through early diagnosis by:
  • increasing participation in the national screening programmes for bowel, breast and cervical cancer
  • raising awareness of signs and symptoms.

There are an estimated 28,000 people living with or beyond cancer in the Leeds area, and Yorkshire Cancer Research is committed to providing patients with the very best information and advice so that they feel better supported and go on to live long and healthy lives. The charity is currently working in partnership with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to offer a free Cancer Rehabilitation programme called Active Beyond Cancer.

Ladies who completed the first Active Beyond Cancer programme earlier this year will also be in attendance at the game fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Look out for them around the ground in blue t-shirts and please donate to this great cause.

The Active Beyond Cancer rehabilitation programme is free for people looking to build back the fitness following cancer treatment.  The programme will be run at three locations from 25th September including Armley, Rothwell and Fearnville leisure centres with female only, male only and mixed groups

For more information email health@leedsrhinosfoundation.org