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 Liverpool, on Sunday 10 June at Croxteth Hall and 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.
Leia Jones, aged 23, from Liverpool, says: “My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was just 40 – I was 16 at the time and studying for my GCSEs. It was a really difficult time as I’d lost my mum to skin cancer five years before that. After my dad’s diagnosis I decided to study biomedical science at university and I’ve just begun a PhD in prostate cancer research - I want to one day find a cure for the disease. I took part in March for Men last year and it was a great day out, I’m hoping to take part again this year. I want the money raised from the event to go towards awareness in younger men. I think there’s assumptions that prostate cancer is an older man’s disease but my dad was just 40 when he was diagnosed.”
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.