Grab your walking boots and take on a March for Men this June, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
As many of you will know, Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner of the EFL. Their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player’s shirts.
Prostate Cancer UK’s “Man of Men” represents everyone who wants to stop prostate cancer being a killer. It’s a badge proudly worn by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and his fellow pundits week in week out on Soccer Saturday.
How can you help? This June, Prostate Cancer UK will again be recruiting an army of walkers across the country after new figures have shown the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.
To combat these latest stats the charity will be heading to a number of locations, including Nottingham, on Saturday June 30 at Colwick Country Park. Providing a choice of distances – circa 2k, 5k, or 10k - participants are encouraged to fundraise through sponsorship in their own bid to beat the disease.
Robert Oldroyd, aged 74 from West Bridgford in Nottingham, says: “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. I had a PSA test, my levels were quite high, so I then had a biopsy, which indicated I had prostate cancer. I was never aware of my risk, I didn’t have any symptoms and I don’t have a family history of the disease either. Going through this experience has definitely changed my outlook on life – I appreciate things more and don’t take life for granted. I’m planning to take in Prostate Cancer UK’s Nottingham March for Men this year and I message to anyone thinking of taking part is to get yourself there!”
If you’re interested in joining a March for Men and putting your best foot forward, then visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website at www.prostatecanceruk.org/marchformen to find out more.