04:45AM, Monday 14 April 2014
A campaign to save the lives of prostate cancer victims was launched today.
Windsor Lions have arranged for free blood tests to be given to men aged 45 or over at Combermere Barracks in St Leonard's Road on Tuesday, June 3.
Meanwhile they are blitzing the town with posters and leaflets to make people aware.
Lion Diane Purchase, who is organising the event, said: “We are very excited to be able to launch this highly important event which could save the lives of males over 45 in our community.
"We want everybody to be talking about it and helping us to spread the word far and wide.”
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men over 45-years-old.
Reading Lions held a similar event last year. Of the almost 500 men who attended, 20 subsequently received treatment for the previously undetected condition.
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