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Endurance athlete pledges £250k from global marathon challenge

19 Oct 2017

Nick Butter aims to run a marathon in every country in the world, in a record-breaking 18-month challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. He tells us his inspiration for doing it and how you can get involved.

"I wanted to give back after receiving such fantastic support and advice"

20 Sep 2017

Known by the St. Albans City FC faithful as club mascot Sammy the Saint, Phill Coates tells us how the support he received from our Specialist Nurses helped him through his own devastating diagnosis with prostate cancer, and why he wants more men to be aware of the disease.

West Indies cricketing legend reveals how he lost his brother to prostate cancer

7 Sep 2017

In the same week we uncovered GPs' shocking lack of knowledge about black men's increased risk, Michael Holding, former West Indies fast bowler, told cricket fans how prostate cancer has affected his family and called on black men to face their risk head on.

"Men United’s brought people together at the golf club who weren’t friends before"

5 Sep 2017

After being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, keen golfer David Hadley-Smith was blown away by the support of his family and friends at his local club during his recovery. So when he decided to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK on behalf of his close friend, who was dying from the disease, it seemed like the obvious choice to put on a golf day at the club and encourage other members to get tested, too.

“We donated our wedding day so nobody would have someone special missing on their day”

25 Aug 2017

After her dad was successfully treated for prostate cancer, Zoe Hegarty and her husband decided to use their nuptials to raise money and awareness of the disease. She tells us how the wedding guests reacted and why she'd encourage others to Donate your day for Prostate Cancer UK.

Linford Christie: "Beating prostate cancer is a marathon, not a sprint"

4 Aug 2017

As the IAAF World Championships kicks off in London this weekend, legendary sprinter Linford Christie – one of the famous faces fronting our Stronger Knowing More campaign – tells us about his career-defining moment 25 years ago when he clinched Olympic gold, and how he's helping to raise awareness of black men's increased risk of prostate cancer.

"Prostate cancer was life-changing but I was adamant about continuing to make music"

26 Jul 2017

BLOG: Philip Rambow – lead singer of the legendary 70s pub rock group, The Winkies – has reformed his hit band, The Tex Pistols, to raise money for us, having undergone treatment for prostate cancer in 2010. He describes the depression he experienced after his diagnosis at 55 and how his wife and music helped to lift him out of it.

"After dad’s death, we decided to do something to stop other families going through the pain we have"

7 Jul 2017

A year after their QPR-loving father died from advanced prostate cancer, Amy Corbett and her brother, Simon, came up with the perfect way to commemorate and celebrate his life: a football fun day fundraiser. She tells us about what happened and why raising awareness was as important as the £5k they donated from the event to Prostate Cancer UK.

Bus holdups, celebrity cats and yellow balloons: 7 extraordinary moments from Jeff's March

30 Jun 2017

BLOG: After the best part of a fortnight on the road with Jeff Stelling, Gary Haines reflects on his stand out moments from the epic March for Men – including an emotional father-son pint at the end.

Party Tyne! Jeff Stelling celebrates the end of his epic March for Men in Newcastle

16 Jun 2017

There were cheers and tears as the legendary Sky Sports anchorman crossed the finish-line at Newcastle United's St James' Park, having completed his 400-mile fundraising walk for Prostate Cancer UK. We look back at an emotional day and the people who helped him keep going over the last 400 miles.