Brentford fans will set out on the road to Wembley on Sunday 22 July with Prostate Cancer UK unveiling an even bigger and better March for Men walking programme as they make further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer. After a successful launch of the charity’s flagship walking campaign last year raised more than £1m, there is even more reason for people to put their best foot forward and combat the most common cancer in men.
For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. Stepping up to the challenge, the leading men’s health charity will be recruiting an army of walkers representing Brentford and clubs from the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Non-League in London and the South East in four mega marathon marches.
The Football March for Men will see legions of walkers setting off on the road to Wembley, starting out at St Albans, Millwall, West Ham United, and Sutton United before all heading to the home of English football. The march to the arch will take in 15 clubs, including passing through Griffin Park, and create a fabulous finale.
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. Jeff Stelling has put in an unbelievable effort over the last couple of years, and while he’s hanging his boots up to take a break, he’s urging fans to follow in his footsteps and get involved with one of the Football March for Men events.
He said: “Working with Prostate Cancer UK and their battle to save men’s lives has been both uplifting and inspiring for me and its brilliant to see the charity continue to march for men across the UK in 2018. The football family has long supported the work of Prostate Cancer UK, and I was blown away by the support from fans up and down the country during my two mega walks. By showing their support in the Football March for Men in July, supporters will be stepping up and changing the game for men and their loved ones.
“This all wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support of the public, of the clubs and football fans and the passion of the charity. I’ve met men and their families affected by this devastating disease, and I’ve also met those scientists helping to inspire change. That’s why we march again in 2018. Prepare to be inspired.”
If you’re interested in signing up to the Football March for Men or would like more information, visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website.