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? Football fans will be Marching for Men on the road to Wembley on Sunday 22nd July with Prostate Cancer UK, and you can join them.
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.
It’s time to greater strides in combating this disease, so fans from across the EFL, Premier League and Non-League are putting rivalries aside in a bid to raise much needed funds and awareness to help relegate this killer disease.
The Football March for Men consists of four mega marathon marches with the routes kicking off from Millwall, St Albans City, Sutton United and West Ham. Each leg will be 26.2 miles and in total the marches will visit 15 clubs with each marathon converging at Wembley, the home of English football.
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.