Research
11 Dec 2020

12 #LittleThings you can do to make a big difference for men with prostate cancer this Christmas.

We’re determined to raise £2million for research into aggressive prostate cancer. Here's how you can help.

When it comes to looking after those we love, we’ve appreciated the little things that make a big difference through the challenges of 2020. 

Now we’re asking for some #LittleThings from you to help give thousands of men the life-saving cures they so desperately need. We’re determined to raise £2million for research into aggressive prostate cancer. 

Here’s 12 little things you can do to help, and support the men in your life through a challenging winter.

1. Give a gift to keep men with their families.

David Hadley-Smith struggled with being apart from his family during lockdown after his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer at just 55. “I hope with every fibre my body that research helps us find a cure.” says David. “We seem so close. It would be amazing if we could do it before my grandsons ever have to worry about prostate cancer.”

A gift this Christmas could make a huge difference for men like David and generations to follow. Help us improve treatments so men can spend more time with the people who love them.

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2. Let us sort the Christmas Cards

Send your good tidings to friends and family with our new range of cards and eCardsAll profits help to stop prostate cancer from limiting lives.

 

3. And your stocking fillers

Need a few little extras? Can't think of what to get your fussy uncle? We've got you sorted. Spend over £20 and we'll throw in a Man Of Men Christmas decoration. Spend over £50 and you can wrap up in a free scarf! Everybody wins.

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4. Wear a Man Of Men badge

Even your Santa hat or Christmas jumper can say ‘Men, we are with you.’

Get your orders in quick! Last day for standard orders in our shop is 18 December, and express delivery 1pm on 21 December.

5. And a mask

Stay safe, stay stylish.

6. Give while you shop with M&S Sparks and Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile and M&S Sparks will donate to a charitable organisation of your choice as you shop (wonder who that'll be?).

7. Let your loved ones know about our support services

Winter amidst a second-wave of COVID and lockdown is especially difficult. Make sure anyone you know affected by prostate cancer knows about our Specialist Nurses, our online forums or online support groups, and the latest health information.

8. Share our thirty-second risk checker

The impact of COVID-19 has meant thousands of men across the UK have undetected cancer and risk being diagnosed too late, with incurable prostate cancer. We’ve seen the biggest drop in referrals for suspected cancer in 10 years. But thanks to people like you, we’ve already reached more than 110,000 men at higher risk with our thirty-second risk-checker. We must keep the momentum.

9. Help us find out why black men are at higher risk of prostate cancer

We don’t understand enough about why some men, including black men, are at higher risk of prostate cancer. But you can help us find out if you're eligible to take part in the PROFILE trial, which we're funding in partnership with Movember.

10. Share your COVID story

Has your prostate cancer diagnosis or treatment been affected by Covid-19? We need your stories and experiences to add power to our message when we represent men in the media and through our policy work.

Share your story with us. Email supporterstories@prostatecanceruk.org and let us know if your diagnosis and treatment has been affected during the pandemic.

11. Share the #LittleThings that have brightened up your year on Twitter or Facebook. 

12. Sign up for our January challenge, Run The Month: Marathon Edition

In 2020 our month-long virtual marches, runs and cycles raised over £1million for prostate cancer research. In January, you can join the fun and get your resolutions off to a flying start.

Run the Month: Marathon Edition is a virtual challenge for runners of all abilities. Throughout January, we’re challenging supporters to run 26.2 miles their way, whether it’s a mile at a time or two half marathons throughout the month. However you choose to clock up the miles, you’ll be helping to save lives with every stride.