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11 Sep

One Day International- Free Health Checks!

Yorkshire Cancer Research will offer free health checks to spectators at the ENG V AUS One Day International on Friday, September 11th.

A crowd of 16,500 people are expected to attend Headingley ground to watch the match, and the health checks will include a free BMI and blood pressure check.

“Uptake of the free health checks we provided at the Great Yorkshire Show in July was fantastic. People were really appreciative of the free and convenient service and it proved its worth when we advised a visitor to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible because their blood pressure was so high.” -Linsey Trower, Head of Communications at Yorkshire Cancer Research

Yorkshire Cancer Research has been working in partnership with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and the Yorkshire Cricket Board throughout the 2015 season to raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it.

“Our partnership with Yorkshire Cricket has opened so many avenues for us to develop our reach around the county. This large international event is a fantastic way for us to round off our first year together and for Yorkshire Cancer Research to help the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.” -Charles Rowett, CEO at Yorkshire Cancer Research

Free UV wristbands and sunscreen will also be given out to help spectators stay safe in the sun as part of the charity’s ‘Don’t Get Caught Out By Cancer’ campaign. The UV wristbands turn purple when they detect UV rays from the sun and serve as a reminder to children and parents to apply and reapply their sunscreen.

Yorkshire Cancer Research’s free health checks will take place at the charity’s stand between the ‘We Are England’ stand and the Headingley Lodge hotel entrance.

For more information about Yorkshire Cancer Research please visit www.ycr.org.uk.

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