Supporter stories

Read about some of the men remembered through our You're the Man Tribute Funds and how their loved ones are continuing the fight against prostate cancer in their memory. 


Dave and Jacky's story 

Dave Lee died aged 62 after an eight-year battle with prostate cancer. In the years between his diagnosis and his death he made an incredible and inspirational journey that has touched the lives of many. 

Dave and Jacky Lee.

Dave was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2004 and was given just months to live. Despite this, he went on to raise more than £70,000 for Prostate Cancer UK alongside his wife Jacky. Dave died peacefully at home surrounded by his family in 2012.

When Dave passed away, Jacky set up an online tribute fund in his memory for family and friends to contribute to. Her fund has since raised much-needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK.   

"There have been some lovely messages left by many of those who donated in memory of Dave and the tribute fund has brought me a great deal of comfort at this terrible time, as well as raising much needed funds to further the battle against prostate cancer. We have lost a most special man but his resolve will live on in all of us."

Jacky Lee 

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Ron and Terri's story

Ron_McCoo_borderRon McCoo passed away from prostate cancer in October 2012. Ron was a tireless campaigner and supporter of Prostate Cancer UK along with his wife Terri and the rest of their family. 

"At Ron's funeral, we had a collection for Prostate Cancer UK and set up an online tribute fund in his memory.

Ron would have wanted this in return for the help we received from the Specialist Nurses who gave us so much support and help. If he were here today, he would be doing everything he could to try and help men in the future who will get this disease. We plan on using the tribute fund to organise fundraising events every year to support Prostate Cancer UK in his memory." 

"My tribute fund to Ron is a beautiful online memorial. I'm proud that I can continue in his name to fight as bravely as he did against this disease to try and help more men in the future."

Terri McCoo 

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Angela's story 

"I support Prostate Cancer UK in memory of my dad who passed away from prostate cancer after being diagnosed three years before. 

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The week after my dad passed away, we received a flyer through the door about the Prostate Cancer UK 10,000 challenge. I wanted to do something different to raise money in memory of my dad. 

I'm a photographer and my dad was always very interested in my work and liked to see my photos when I came back from trips so I thought he would like it if I did something around photography. I took 10,000 photos in 100 days as a fundraising challenge and also invited men with prostate cancer to have their photograph taken to raise awareness of the disease and encourage other men to get checked out sooner. I set up an on-line tribute fund in his memory and added all the donations we received to the fund. 

Prostate cancer is one of the lesser known cancers and it gets less support so I wanted to do what I could to support Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness and encourage more men to get checked out as they are not good at going to get help."

Angela Sharpe 

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