Celebrating the re-launch of Jigsaw’s Menswear Collection, a 78 year-old male breast cancer survivor is urging people of Manchester to join his plight and abseil down the historic building, Corn Exchange.
Local people are invited to sign up for the event, which takes place on Saturday 20 October, to help fundraise for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention – the UK’s only charity dedicated entirely to the prevention and prediction of breast cancer.
Peter said: “Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention is a charity very close to my heart. It has been a real support to me over the years, and I hope that the abseil will help to highlight that both men and women can be affected by breast cancer.”
Peter originally discovered he had breast cancer while training for the London Marathon in 2005. He went to see his GP after experiencing some discomfort in his chest, assuming he’d strained a muscle during training. He was then referred to undergo a mammogram, which revealed he was suffering from breast cancer.
Peter added: “I might be 77 years young, but I’m still a spritely fellow and I’m really looking forward to taking part in the abseil. I want to rally the people of Manchester and get everyone involved in this fantastic event. If charitable dare devils would give the abseil a go, and challenge themselves for just one day, it would help to raise vital money that will make a real difference to other people’s lives for ever.”
Peter is currently undergoing treatment, after discovering his cancer had reoccurred a few months ago. His sister and niece have also been treated for breast cancer.
The abseil takes place on the 20th October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Registration for costs £20 and there is a minimum £100 sponsorship pledge. As a fancy dress option, and for a great photo opportunity, pink tutus will be provided on the day for those who abseil. For further information, or to register for the abseil please visit https://www.genesisuk.org/register/520/start.