Registration open for March for Men 2017
Bournemouth Hospital Charity are excited to announce that registration is now open for this year’s ‘March for Men’.
Sponsored by Keith Motors, March for Men will see local people run, jog or walk over a choice of one kilometre, five kilometres or ten kilometre courses along the Bournemouth seafront on Sunday 19 March.
All sons, fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers – as well as their loved ones – are invited to register for this family-friendly, fun event that everyone can participate in, no matter their age or ability.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, March for Men is one of the Charity’s most popular events that helps to raise funds for men’s health treatment and equipment at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
Each year, over 150,000 men are treated at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital for a range of conditions – many of which being urological or cancer patients facing conditions such as prostate, bladder or testicular cancers.
Previous marches have enabled the Hospital to purchase extra equipment, such as a ‘da Vinci’ robot that has helped to treat over 200 patients with prostate cancer to date and an Olympus image management hub used by the Hospital’s Urology Consultants.
Surgical Directorate Consultant at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, James Manners, says it is hoped this year’s March for Men will enable the Hospital to acquire new state-of-the-art equipment to help staff and consultants tackle the challenges faced when treating male patients.
“We would like to introduce a new service for our bladder cancer patients known as ‘blue light cystoscopy’, which will make it clearer for our consultants to identify cancer cells in patients and confirm their removal after operations,” says Manners.
“We also want to make use of new ‘TURIS’ equipment to help improve urinary symptoms in men with prostate growths. This should help make treatments safer, provide new treatment opportunities for patients with very large prostate growths and even help reduce hospital stay periods in many cases.”