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We love dads.

From riding a bike to DIY, we rely on their know-how throughout our lives. But on Father's Day, it's your turn to offer your dad some life-and-death advice: ignoring prostate cancer won't beat it.

Whether you talk about your risk, do something together, donate or shop, you'll be helping more dads to enjoy future Father's Days with their families.

Talk about your risk

Talk about your risk

As Ray Winstone discovers in our special Father's Day film, there's no escaping your risk of prostate cancer.

In the UK, 1 in 8 men and 1 in 4 black men will get the disease at some point in their lives.

And you're two-and-half-times more likely to get it if your father or brother has had prostate cancer compared to someone who has no relatives with the disease.

Yet our recent YouGov survey found more than a quarter of people are too shy to talk about health issues with their fathers, avoiding a simple conversation that could be a lifesaver for you as well as your dad, brothers, sons and grandsons.

There are lots of ways to talk to your dad about prostate cancer...

But most importantly, tell your dad you love him while you still can...

No one should be afraid to have potentially awkward conversations with their dad, especially when it comes to health. It could save your life as well as his

– Phill Griffith, father of two, whose dad died from prostate cancer

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Do something together
  • Go for a walk

    Barry and Jack took on the Three Peaks

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    Go for a walk

    Barry and Jack took on the Three Peaks

    When his grandad died of prostate cancer, Andrew Lamb recruited his dad, Barry, to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge, completing it in an impressive 27 hours and raising a whopping £1,100 for us.

    "I’m so proud of what we achieved," says Barry. "Andrew was absolutely astonishing: he was first from our group to reach the top of Ben Nevis. It did my heart good that a 12-year-old schoolboy and an overweight 40-something managed to pull it off for a good cause. We are both done in, but we are so pleased we managed to get through it, sore but unscathed."

    Join a fundraising walk that suits you or organise your own.

  • The Wilson Family

    Swing your clubs

    The Wilson family held a golf day

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    Swing your clubs

    The Wilson Family

    The Wilson family held a golf day

    When 12-year-old Jack Wilson’s grandad, Graham Cowan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he used his family's love of golf to help raise £4,000 for us by holding his own golf day. Jack, his dad and the rest of the family hosted almost 70 players, aged 8 to 80, in a nine-hole tournament at their local club.

    "Raising awareness and money through fun events like my golf day can only go some way to hopefully eradicating this disease in the future," says Jack.

    His grandad, who had undergone a successful prostatectomy, was also able to be there on the day and take part in the event. "I’m so proud of Jack for the original idea and for his involvement," he said. "Also, the rest of the family for the planning and management of the whole day, which was such a success."

    Find out all the ways you can raise money for us while swinging your clubs.

  • Get in the saddle

    The Powells cycled 480 miles together

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    Get in the saddle

    The Powells cycled 480 miles together

    Harvey Powell and all three of his sons had prostate cancer, his third son Kelvin sadly dying from the disease. The family decided to raise money in his memory by creating their own 480-mile cycle challenge from Newport to Norwich, visiting all three brothers' and their father's homes.

    Between them, the team of seven riders managed to raise an incredible £15,658.23. "We were all delighted with our success and particularly by the enormous generosity of all our friends, family and associates,” said Harvey's middle son, Hayden, afterwards.

    Read our DIY guide to doing your own fundraising family cycle ride.

  • Run with Men United

    Michael and Jonathan ran a half marathon for us

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    Run with Men United

    Michael and Jonathan ran a half marathon for us

    Michael Gray decided to run the Great Manchester Run for us with his son Jonathan after his own prostate cancer diagnosis. Together they raised more than £700 and crossed the finishing line hand in hand.

    Search our calendar of running events to find the perfect race for you and your dad.

  • Jump from a plane

    George and Rebecca are freestyling their own sponsored events

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    Jump from a plane

    George and Rebecca are freestyling their own sponsored events

    George Beeby and his daughter, Rebecca, chose to fundraise for us after after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2015. They're undertaking what they call 'Beeby's Hat-Trick', including walking a day of Jeff's March, a raffle and a skydive, raising £6,000 so far.

    "If this saves just one fella from an early death then it’s job done," says George, who underwent a radical prostatectomy and is currently in remission.

    "No one who meets my Dad forgets him," says Rebecca. "He’s an unbelievably driven, inspirational man, who last year didn’t consider that he wouldn’t be OK. He’ll tell you he was lucky – and he probably was – but his attitude throughout was inspirational to us all. He’s just as much a friend as a Dad, so we will be raising a toast or three to him this Father’s Day."

    Get inspiration and help organising your own fundraiser.

  • Fire up the BBQ

    We've got the perfect recipe for a grill party fundraiser

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    Fire up the BBQ

    We've got the perfect recipe for a grill party fundraiser

    Our Man v BBQ challenge offers you all the inspiration, cooking tips and promotional tools you need to lay on the tasiest fundraiser to beat prostate cancer. Everyone can get involved – men, women, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours – with past fundraisers telling us that their most impressive BBQs were held at groups or events. So get your thinking caps on and start planning where you can hold your MAN v BBQ this summer.

    Read our full guide to getting your grill on.

  • Host a quiz

    The questions are set for a fun night of fundraising

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    Host a quiz

    The questions are set for a fun night of fundraising

    With eight rounds packed with questions on culture, science, sport, music and more, our Quiz for Men United is a great way of getting your mates together for a lively night of fundraising. Our ready-made quiz pack takes about two hours and we can set you up with everything else you need to make your night a success.

    Get your quiz pack and tips on how to plan your night.

  • Donate your day

    Mark your special day with a gift to us

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    Donate your day

    Mark your special day with a gift to us

    Whatever you’re celebrating, be it birthday, anniversary, retirement or bah mitzvah, donating your day to Prostate Cancer UK is fantastic way to mark the occasion. We can provide donation tins and pin-badges for your special day, or even set up a Celebration Fund, where you can share pictures and your guests can donate and leave comments.

    Find out more about how to donate your day to us.

Donate to our work

Donate to our work

From a new risk assessment tool for GPs to ground-breaking new treatments for advanced prostate cancer, the research your donations fund are already helping to catch the disease earlier and extend the lives of men living with it.

Currently, one man an hour dies from prostate cancer in the UK – that's 10,900 men a year and rising. But our ambitious ten-year strategy aims to cut projected future deaths from the disease by a third by 2026.

Dads like Kevin need you...

It all depends on your support, though, to help us fund the research that will stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Without it, the new treatments that dads like Kevin Webber need to stay alive long enough to see their children grow up won't exist.

PLEASE DONATE NOW

Since 2005, I've taken part in seven drug trials that all continued to stabilise my condition and give me a new lease of life, which continues to this day

- Ian Liston, actor and participant in several of our clinical research trials

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Buy your dad a gift

Buy your dad a gift

Get you dad our specially-recorded album of Eighties pop greats, including Nik Kershaw, Go West, Los Pacaminos and Squeeze's Matt Chris Difford. Recorded in memory of their former band mate Matt Irving, who died from prostate cancer in 2014, every copy of A Gift From Men United will raise money for us and our work to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

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Socks

From socks and scarfs to running tops and hoodies, we've got the perfect gift for your dad at our online shop – including our famous Men United pin-bagde, as worn by football managers, TV presenters and celebrities everywhere!

Coming soon!