WATCH: Wife of cricket legend Bob Willis urges wives and partners to join the fight against prostate cancer.
This powerful short documentary celebrates a magical sportsman, cricket legend Bob Willis, as his wife Lauren fights for better tests and treatments for men across the UK.
Living with prostate cancer can be devastating for men and their families, even moreso during the pandemic. During lockdown calls to our helpline for emotional support are higher than ever. Men need us now.
And as our research shows, when dealing with health difficulties, men need the love and support of their partners too. A survey we’ve commissioned with YouGov shows 4 out of 5 men in a relationship say their partner plays a role in their health.
4 out of 5 men in a relationship say their partner plays a role in their health.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be focusing the energy of our movement on emotional support for men with prostate cancer, and sharing many powerful stories of partners like Lauren and Bob, going through adversity together.
The former England fast bowler and legendary pundit was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease in April 2016 and sadly passed away in December 2019. Bob’s cricketing legacy is set in stone - now Lauren wants his memory to be at the forefront of the battle to beat the most common cancer in men.
This short documentary created with our partner Sky Sports is a celebration of a magical and charismatic sportsman, a joker and a gentleman. It was shown live during the second test between Sri Lanka v England last weekend on Sky Sports and it will be shown again in The Cricket Show on Thursday 4 February.
I can't get prostate cancer, but like too many wives, partners and families - I couldn't have been more affected by it.