5 Nov 2013

Former England international Luther Blissett, and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador, helped drive home the message about prostate cancer at a special Movember launch on Monday evening (4 November 2013).

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The ex-Watford and AC Milan forward spearheaded a team of celebrity friends at the Motor Village Marylebone car show room to mark the start of Movember, with current Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola, Watford player Troy Deeney, ex-Crystal Palace footballer George Ndah, Pirates of the Caribbean actor Winston Ellis and Italian World Cup winner, Marco Tardelli, among the star guests at the event.

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You can register your top lip at www.movember.com.

The 55-year-old will grow his moustache during the month of November as part of the 10th annual charity campaign.

With 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK, Luther’s decision to grow his Mo for the month offered the opportunity to boost awareness of the disease, the most common cancer in men, and a disease which kills one man every hour.

Prostate Cancer UK remains the principal beneficiary of the funds raised by the Movember initiative in the UK, and the funds the charity receive through the Movember Foundation are spent on research to find the answers to the many questions which continue to surround the disease and towards services to help support men living with prostate cancer – and their families.

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Blissett is encouraging everyone to get behind the campaign this Movember to help raise funds and awareness of Prostate Cancer UK. To keep an eye on his progress, and donate, visit Luther's team.

Luther said: "We are all about changing the face of men’s health and supporting blokes affected by prostate cancer. I urge everyone to sign up and take part in Movember.”

Prostate Cancer UK's Mark Bishop, said: "We are delighted that Luther has decided to take the plunge for Movember and look forward to keeping up to date on his progress.

“Movember is a light-hearted way to promote a powerful issue. Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in the UK and with one in four Black men likely to be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime, Luther is a pertinent subject to promote this cause.”

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