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Beating odds and saving lives: Lloyd Pinder speaks out about his terminal cancer one year on

13 Apr 2017

A year after walking with Jeff Stelling having just been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, Lloyd Pinder records another moving video about his determination to outlive his prognosis for the sake of his young daughters and to help other men avoid his fate.

Walk to work this Friday and help men like Keith take prostate cancer in their stride

5 Apr 2017

After his prostate cancer diagnosis, Keith Gillham set out on a 56-mile walk from his home to our offices to raise money and awareness of the disease. Now with Walk to Work Day this Friday, he wants everyone to take up the challenge of a fundraising walk and show their support for men like him.

Vardy sets straight Twitter fiasco and plans to march with Jeff Stelling

22 Mar 2017

While Leicester City's Jamie Vardy was scoring for England against Germany last March, it was a lesser-known James Vardy whose name was on the lips of Jeff Stelling and his Sky Sports colleagues, as he joined them on the Men United March. He tells us why he's walking with Jeff again this year, how his involvement led him to get his own health checked, and the perils of errant Twitter followers every time Jamie Vardy scores.

"Being told I could be incontinent was the most frightening thing I've ever heard"

21 Mar 2017

For many men, the side effects of prostate cancer treatment can be as daunting as the disease itself. Wildlife photographer Gary tells us how the shock of his diagnosis was compounded by fears of incontinence after having surgery, and what he did to give himself the best chance of preventing it.

"I remember Valentine’s Day fondly now, but in the early years it was very painful"

14 Feb 2017

Last Valentine's Day, Janet Daykin told us about a short but extraordinary walk for a romantic meal with her late husband, which meant so much to them before he died of advanced prostate cancer. She explains why she now wants to do another emotionally-charged walk on our March for Men in June.

Bill Arthur: "I’m very excited to join Jeff and full of admiration for what he's taking on"

9 Feb 2017

It was fellow Sky Sports presenter Bill Arthur's brush with prostate cancer that inspired Jeff Stelling to take up his original multi-marathon march for Prostate Cancer UK. The rugby league-reporting stalwart tells us why he's proud to be joining his friend and a whole host of other sporting legends once again for this year's March for Men.

Selfie sensation Kurt Jewson one year on: "I’m now 'Pants man' to all my friends"

30 Jan 2017

A year ago, Kurt Jewson crashed our website after a selfie he shared on Facebook went viral. He tells us what happened in the whirlwind of media attention that followed, and how he hopes recent treatment could finally leave him cancer-free.

Who's the Man? The story behind the badge that every football manager is wearing

27 Jan 2017

A man-shaped pin-badge has graced the lapel of almost every football manager and Sky Sports pundit in recent years. Now the same 'Man of Men' logo appears in the squad number on all EFL players' shirts. But just who is the man and what's it all about? We explain all and speak to Preston North End manager Simon Grayson about his moving reasons for wearing the badge.

Famous faces front taboo-busting billboard campaign urging black men to know their risk

16 Jan 2017

Boxer David Haye, Chuka Umunna MP and Olympic medallist Linford Christie are among the black celebrities leading the charge in a major new awareness drive by Prostate Cancer UK to alert black men about their increased risk of the most common cancer in men.

12,000 miles with a bucket: the football fundraiser who's travelled to 64 matches

13 Jan 2017

Super-volunteer Mark Vosper has cumulatively travelled half-way around the globe, raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK as a Men United Match Day volunteer. We find out why he does it.