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Monday, September 24, 2012
Keen runners donned pants during a charity run around Battersea Park in south-west London on Saturday.
Men and women and children wore their custom-made undergarments - over running shorts - during Pants in the Park, all in aid of prostate cancer and other prostate problems.
The event was organised by Putney-based Prostate Action, which will soon merge with Prostate Cancer UK.
In total, about 110 runners took part in the five-kilometre dash. They were decked out in a pair of Pants in the Park pants, which they had personally designed and decorated at home.
Prostate disease affects one in two men during their lifetime but despite this statistic, the majority of men are still hesitant to talk about or get tested for any of the symptoms.
New figures released earlier this year show that more than 10,700 men die from prostate cancer every year – an increase from last year’s figure, while almost 41,000 men are newly diagnosed with the disease.