Craig Conley – Prostate Buddies D&G Ambassador
47 year Craig’s dad would have been in 79 in 2019 but having been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2002 at the age of 62, he elected to take the hormone treatment for several years, as opposed to an operation to remove his Prostate. An operation was not for him!.
While it was believed the hormone treatment was keeping the cancer at bay, it was eventually realised it had spread into his bones and shortly after that, he lost his brave battle for life.
This is why Craig has dedicated much of his life to raising funds for Prostate Cancer charities including Prostate Buddies D & G, for which he was appointed Ambassador status in 2019.
Married to Debbie and with two children Natasha aged 20 and Kim 18, Craig is employed in the transport office at Arla Foods near Lockerbie and its fortunate his employers are flexible and supportive, as Craig’s average year will involve dozens of 10k’s Half Marathons and Marathons but his latest challenge, cycling the South Coastal 300 in three days with one of his work colleagues, Stevie Wells, is a bit different especially as he hasn’t ridden a bike for thirty years!. The ride is planned for April 2020 and funds raised will be equally split between Prostate Buddies D & G and Marie Curie, in support of Stevie’s sister Bev.
Craig’s motivation is to keep his memory of his dad alive but also, having had a PSA test in 2015 which showed a higher than normal reading, he continues to be regularly checked and wants to raise Prostate Awareness among all men to avoid them assuming that it will happen to someone else. Craig is also keen to emphasise that so many men he’s spoken to think the national bowel screening will identify Prostate Cancer but the opposite is true. PSA readings are only ever taken from blood tests when they specifically taken and targeted at Prostate Cancer.
Craig has already completed approximately seven events in 2019 in support of Prostate Buddies D & G and plans to tally up the funds raised so far in January 2020. With all of the events and activities planned by the group in 2020, Prostate Buddies could not be more grateful for the funds and wish Craig all the very best for his future efforts, including the bike run around South West Scotland in April 2020.
Prostate Buddies are very proud to have Craig as an ambassador of this vital new charity.