2020 ones to watch
As we head into a fresh decade with an ambitious plan to change the future for men with prostate cancer, the cutting-edge research we fund will, as always, rely heavily on the heroic and inventive efforts of people with skills as varied as 5-a-side tournament organiser, cake baker, and ultra-marathon runner.
A long, dark and sluggish January is nothing against the energy of these supporters.
Darting into 2020 with Tracy
If you watched the Professional Darts Corporation’s Darts World Championships in Alexandra Palace over New Year you may have spotted Peter “Snakebite” Wright taking the title while proudly wearing his Man of Men badge. That’s thanks to Tracy Fletcher. Tracy is sharply focused on raising the profile of prostate cancer in the darts community, in honour of her husband Danny who’s living with an aggressive form of the disease. This week she’s at the British Darts Organisation’s World Championships in London, continuing an impressive flight path that’s sure to hit the bullseye of a frankly ridiculous £501,000 fundraising target!
A power surge with Lucy
She’s got skills. They’re multiplying. And the power she’s supplying is... electrifying. It’s Lucy Brown, lead charity champion for EDF. Lucy sparked a power surge to our movement when EDF employees voted overwhelmingly to make Prostate Cancer UK their charity partner for 2020 and beyond. Their 12,000 strong workforce are charging up to walk, cycle, bake and shake to help stop prostate cancer being a killer over the next three years, and Lucy will lead on the crucial work to make the whole team aware of their prostate cancer risk.
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Marching on with Martin
When Sky Sports presenter and ambassador Jeff Stelling set out on his four nation marching challenge last September he was joined by a number of ‘hat-trick heroes’ - people who’ve walked with him in 2016, 2017 and 2019. One such hero is Marching Martin McNicholas (pictured just behind Jeff to the right). Martin was so inspired by Jeff that he organised his very own March for Men, raising over £11,000 with over 50 of his mates. 2020 will see Martin make it four in a row. Join him...