Men United isn't just our team tackling prostate cancer; it's our movement for everyone who thinks men are worth fighting for.

We're thrilled to have names from the world of sport, entertainment and more joining you in wanting to help beat prostate cancer.

Meet your teammates.

Ade Akinbiyi

Ade Akinbiyi

Former Premiership footballer (with Leicester City and Crystal Palace) Ade Akinbiyi joined Men United last year to help spread the word after discovering his dad had died from prostate cancer.

"When my dad passed away last year; I didn't even know he had prostate cancer. All too often men of his generation are too proud to speak about their health problems and that has to change. That's why I’m supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s tour. I want to help raise awareness that 1 in 4 Black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. As Black men we need to tell our dads, brothers, uncles and friends about the threat we face from this disease. Just one vital conversation with your doctor could save your life. That’s all it takes.”

Diane Abbott MP

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott is the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington in London and has joined Men United.

"Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United campaign is playing a crucial role in raising awareness of this often unspoken disease in Black communities. It’s shocking that 1 in 4 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, but it’s even more shocking that this statistic shows Black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than all men.

It’s critical that the charity is taking this important message to the Black community because it’s only by making these men aware of their prostate cancer risk that Black men can start to take action. That’s why I’m delighted that Prostate Cancer UK will be raising awareness in my constituency and elsewhere in the UK and why I want more of the Black men living here to talk about prostate cancer with their GP."

Gladstone Small

Gladstone Small

Former England cricketer Gladstone Small has turned his attention away from the Ashes and onto our summer roadshow.

“It’s hard not to be bowled over by the facts about prostate cancer when it claims the lives of 10,000 men in the UK every year. My dad had prostate cancer and as a black man my risk of developing the disease is significantly higher than a white man of the same age.

We’re being outscored by prostate cancer but I’ve never been one to give up when the tide is against us. I’m supporting the roadshow and want guys from across the UK to come together as part of Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for men, Men United, so that we can go on the attack against prostate cancer together.”

Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand

Former Premiership footballer and Director of Football at QPR, Les Ferdinand MBE, has taken time out of pre-season to support our campaign.

“I’ve always been a big believer that attack is the best form of defence, and prostate cancer has a strike rate unlike anything I’ve ever seen. A game of football lasts for 90 minutes, but this deadly disease kills one man in less time that that – one every hour.

I’m a long-time ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and a huge supporter of the wonderful work the organisation carries out. The disease has affected me and my family, and I want to lead from the front to try and combat this ever-growing threat. Staggering statistics like 1 in 4 Black men will suffer from the disease in their lifetime are statistics we need to tackle head on.”

Melvin Odoom

Melvin Odoom

Comedian, Radio DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom (soon to be seen hosting ITV's The Xtra Factor) has joined our team.

"Like a lot of young guys I was shocked to find out that black men run double the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer than the wider population - and that my own risk is even higher as my grandfather had prostate cancer. You won’t be surprised then, to hear I that I’m right on board with Prostate Cancer UK’s awareness roadshow. We need to keep spreading the word to the men who need to hear it!"

Rudolph Walker

Rudolph Walker

TV actor Rudolph Walker may be known to many of you as Patrick Trueman on Eastenders, but he's also one of our Men United ambassadors.

“As a Black man, not only is my risk of getting prostate cancer significantly higher than the 1 in 8 risk faced by all men, I’m also twice as likely to die from it. Too many Black guys are unaware of their increased risk and many don’t go to the doctor because they let pride get in the way. This needs to change if we are going to beat this disease.

Men need to man up and take charge of their health which is why I’m supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s roadshow. The message is clear - if you’re a Black man and over the age of 45, go and speak to your doctor about your risk. It could save your life.”

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin

Gogglebox star Sandra Martin (above right) has pledged her support to the tour.

"I’m not one to keep quiet and people need to know that 1 in 4 Black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Black men need to be made more aware of the increased risk they face and know where to get advice and support, so I support Prostate Cancer UK.’"

Stephen K. Amos

Stephen K. Amos

Comedian Stephen K.Amos has joined Men United to get people talking.

"I'm a comedian, I'm used to talking to people. Research shows that just 8% of black men know about their increased risk of prostate cancer. That's no laughing matter. The exact reasons behind theses odds are unclear. What is clear, is that we need to be talking more openly about health matters. If there is a problem, the more likely you are to receive help, as finding it early is the key. So come on guys, brothers, particularly black African men, hear my message. Let's all be aware. Proud to support this campaign."

Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson was the first Black footballer to play for England and we're delighted to have him on our team.

“Every Black guy needs to know that we face a considerable threat from prostate cancer. The statistics are startling and simply can’t be ignored. This is a disease that discriminates against our community – our brothers, dads, uncles and friends. Awareness is essential to get us to where we need to be to beat this disease, which is why I’m so pleased to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s crucial campaign.”