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Doing it for dad: why we’re on a March for Men this Father’s Day

18 May 2017

Our new March for Men events over the Father's Day weekend will bring hundreds of families together in London, Leeds and Glasgow to walk in support of those affected by prostate cancer. We speak to some of them about the dads they'll be walking alongside or in memory of, and their hopes that the money and awareness raised can help defeat the most common cancer in men.

Wayne Sleep: "It took having prostate cancer to realise how vital it is that we take notice of this disease"

18 May 2017

BLOG: The 68-year-old dancer and Royal Ballet veteran is renowned for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. But a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2015 terrified him and set him on a whirlwind course of treatment. He tells us how he managed to continue filming a TV show in India while recovering, and why he's joining hundreds of others for our March for Men in London.

"Dad says I’m his inspiration, but his positive attitude and energy has inspired us all"

18 May 2017

Neither Laura Dear nor her dad, Paul, had been near a bicycle in decades. But after Paul was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, they both decided to take on our epic Football to Amsterdam bike ride on 9 June to help stop other families suffering the same fate. They talk to us about the impact the disease has had on each of them, and how they're setting aside their football team rivalry to ride together.

Dennis Morris: Marley and me

11 May 2017

Long before photographer Dennis Morris shot our Stronger Knowing More billboard campaign, it was his images of Bob Marley that helped launch his career and became iconic across the world. On the 36th anniversary of the reggae star's death, Dennis describes how they met in 1974 and what made him so special to work with.

"It’s so important the football family comes together to help stop prostate cancer being a killer"

11 May 2017

Former Liverpool and Bristol Rovers defender Nick Tanner tells us how his late father's generosity has spurred him on to raise thousands of pounds for Prostate Cancer UK, and why he just had to join Jeff Stelling on his epic March for Men when it arrives in Bristol next month.

If you're confronting death because of prostate cancer, we're here for you

8 May 2017

While most men survive prostate cancer, one man every hour dies from the disease. As Dying Matters Awareness Week begins, we join together with men confronting advanced prostate cancer to help everyone talk about the ultimate taboo and highlight the support on offer.

Rival fans run united for prostate cancer and Ol' Big Head

5 May 2017

The East Midlands derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby County is always a heated affair, but one fan decided to reach across the divide with a 20-mile fundraising run between the two clubs' grounds in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. We find out how one tweet led to £8,000, a 100-strong running club and the (probable) approval of Brian Clough.

Three key questions to ask your election candidates about prostate cancer

4 May 2017

The General Election is fast approaching and we want to know how political parties will answer our concerns facing men and families affected by prostate cancer. So here's what to ask when they come knocking – plus the facts to back them up.

Wolfie hails Team Darts' "fantastic" impact on sport as partnership hits £50k

28 Apr 2017

World Champion darts player Martin 'Wolfie' Adams gives us the latest on his battle with prostate cancer as he and our extraordinary volunteers continue to raise extraordinary sums in the darts community and recruit the game's most famous players to the cause.

"My prostate cancer was only discovered when a scorpion stung me in Spain"

27 Apr 2017

When the Sunday Mirror's editor, Gary Jones, fell ill after a holiday in Spain, it led to a shock diagnosis and urgent surgery to remove his prostate. He recalls the rollercoaster of emotions he experienced since then and explains why his life will never be the same again.