Cancer warrior, Michael Wade, has come on board to help raise funds for the Teddy Bear Foundation, while also raising awareness of prostate cancer.
Michael Wade, a 53-year-old father and grandfather, will be tackling the streets of Joburg in support of the Teddy Bear Foundation, doing the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg on November 20.
The Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg MTB comprises three distances of mountain bike trails. It is a great way to support a very worthwhile charity while distinctively experiencing Joburg.
Michael, an avid mountain biker, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November last year.
There is a history of prostate cancer in his family. His father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in his 70s and he has since regularly been going for screening.
The screening is a simple blood test, annually. The risk of getting prostate cancer reportedly increases significantly if there is a family history. If discovered early it is curable.
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