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'Isle of Men' is renamed for prostate cancer charity

By Jennifer Cockerell

The Isle of Man is to become known as the Isle of Men for the day as part of a stunt to raise publicity about prostate cancer.

With support from the Isle of Man government, it will see the official Isle of Man visitor information site read "Visit Isle of Men" on September 25.

Prostate Cancer UK is also urging people to hold their own Lads Night In by playing a game of poker and donating the winnings.

David Cretney, of the Department of Economic Development which has responsibility for tourism, said: "We are very happy to support PokerStars and Prostate Cancer UK with this campaign.

"The Isle of Men will come alive with the sound of poker chips on September 25 and hopefully more lives will be saved because of that."

Deputy director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, James Beeby, said: "Someone is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 15 minutes. We're doing everything we can to change this, but we need all the help we can get if we are going to stop the disease in its tracks.

"That's why we are calling on as many people as possible to get involved in Lads Night In, raise funds over a game of poker, and help beat this silent killer."

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