Showing 118 articles tagged

England football legends hail March for Men heroes as fundraising hits £1 million

26 Jul 2018

A summer of fundraising walks ends with a terrific finale at Wembley Stadium, where Sir Geoff Hurst and Ray Clemence awarded medals to the hundreds who went the marathon-distance in our Football March for Men.

Veteran sports writer Ralph Ellis dies after raising £15k for us on recent cycle ride to Amsterdam

18 May 2018

Almost two years after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, Ralph sadly passed away on Saturday 15 September 2018. He had been an ardent supporter of our work in recent years, including cycling our Football to Amsterdam ride with his son in June and interviewing Ray Clemence for us in our latest issue of Insights magazine. The Football Writers Association – of which Ralph was an active member – has now committed to working closely with us as a tribute to him. Back in May, we talked to Ralph about his cancer journey and the impact it had on his family.

For family, friends and loved ones – why we're running the London Marathon

19 Apr 2018

We've got 168 heroes running for us in the London Marathon on Sunday, all of them with very personal reasons for wanting to help us beat the most common cancer in men. We find out who will be on the minds of six of them as they push themselves over 26 gruelling miles.

Trevor Phillips and Chris Powell lead London Marathon team raising awareness of black men's risk

11 Apr 2018

The UK's former race relations chief joins Southend United's manager as part of a four-man team running to highlight black men's one-in-four risk of prostate cancer – double that of white men. We find out their personal reasons for getting involved and the taboos they hope to challenge among their peers.

We call on UK to step up as new figures show prostate cancer now a bigger killer than breast cancer

2 Feb 2018

For the first time, more men are dying from prostate cancer each year than women are from breast cancer, making the male disease the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. We find out why and urge the public to help us raise the £120 million we need to curb the trend.

Jeff Stelling urges football fans to "step up and change the game" for men with prostate cancer

1 Feb 2018

After raising an unbelievable £800k for us on two epic walks, Sky Sports supremo Jeff Stelling is taking a well-earned break this year. But he’s fully behind our new Football March for Men, and hopes fans will take on the marathon-length walk to Wembley in July to continue the fight against the most common cancer in men.

Johnny Nelson: "Us guys need to fix up and think smart"

28 Jul 2017

The longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, Johnny Nelson chats to us about cars, confidence and why prostate cancer is a cause close to his heart before his appearance at the Celebrity Challenge Trophy race at this weekend’s Silverstone Classic.

Celebrities bring show of strength and awareness to Birmingham festival

19 Jul 2017

Footballers Viv Anderson, Matt Murray and Joleon Lescott are among the famous names who have donated prized possessions that inspire strength to our Stronger Knowing More exhibition at the Simmer Down Festival this weekend, raising awareness of black men's increased risk of prostate cancer and the need to get talking about it.

Carl Froch: "Ultimately, awareness saves lives"

10 Jul 2017

Four-time World Super-Middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch is the latest big name from the worlds of sport, showbiz, music and media to join the star-studded Celebrity Challenge Trophy grid at this summer’s Silverstone Classic, racing to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

Thousands March for Men in London, Leeds and Glasgow over the balmy weekend

20 Jun 2017

The Father's Day weekend saw the launch of our new March for Men events across the UK – and hundreds of families affected by prostate cancer turned out to publicly show the extent of the disease and raise hundreds-of-thousands to help fight it. Here are a few snapshots from the three uplifting and emotional events.