TV personality and singer Peter Andre is backing the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Roadshow, set up to help save lives and visiting Bristol on 4-7 October 2016.
Peter, who lost his brother Andrew to cancer, is urging people in Bristol to visit the Cancer Awareness Roadshow to benefit from free information on how to reduce their risk of cancer.
Visitors can also find out about the importance of early diagnosis and going to the doctor with any health concerns.
The Roadshow, staffed by specially trained Cancer Research UK nurses, is set to be at the following Bristol locations between 10am and 4pm each day:
- Tuesday 4 October – St Pauls Learning Centre (9am-3pm)
- Wednesday 5 October – Anchor Square (BS1 5DB)
- Thursday 6 October – Anchor Square (BS1 5DB)
- Friday 7 October – The Atrium, Southmead Hospital (BS10 5NB)
The Roadshow will also be providing a nurse led cancer awareness stand at the following Bristol locations between 10am and 4pm:
- Wednesday 5 October – Morrison’s in Hartcliffe (BS13 0BE)
- Thursday 6 October – Avonmouth Community Centre (BS11 9EN) (10am-2pm)
Every year, around 331,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and around 84 people are diagnosed with the disease every day in the South West. But experts estimate over 4 out of every 10 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK, largely through healthier lifestyles.
The Cancer Awareness Roadshow provides a convenient drop in point for the local community.
People can have a confidential conversation with a nurse to receive support to help make positive changes to their lifestyle and encourage them to go to their GP with any health concerns.
Roadshow visitors can also find out their BMI (body mass index) to check if their weight is in a healthy range.
"The Cancer Awareness Roadshow has reached such a huge number of people, giving out really important information about living healthily and detecting cancer early."
- Peter Andre
"The Roadshow allows us to get important information out to people as they go about their busy lives - we are literally on the road to beating cancer. We are looking forward to talking lots people from local communities across Bristol about the small steps we can all take to reduce the risk of cancer and why it’s important to seek help if they notice a persistent change to their body."
- Lyndy Wesley, Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse for Cancer Research UK