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"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.

Travel essentials: check off our list before you check in for your flight

6 Jul 2017

Travelling when you have prostate cancer doesn't have to change how or where you head on your holidays. But there are a few extra things to think about that will hopefully make things easier. From travel insurance to incontinence management, our Specialist Nurse, Ali Rooke, shares her top tips for your travel plans this summer.

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.

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.

New blood test results reveal potential of liquid biopsies to deliver precision medicine for prostate cancer

19 Jun 2017

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research have created a powerful new three-in-one blood test, which could help doctors monitor whether a treatment is working and how a man's cancer is responding. We examine the results and find out why it's another step in the creation of targeted treatments for prostate cancer.

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.

"My hero dad will be at the finish-line with a pint waiting for me!"

16 Jun 2017

After his dad was recently diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, Cameron Dale signed up to join Jeff Stelling on the final leg of his March for Men, from Durham to Newcastle. He tells us why his dad is his hero, the shock of the last few months as he underwent treatment, and how he's looking forward to a post-walk pint from his dad at their beloved Newcastle United.

"Walking with Jeff means so much to me – it gives me the strength to go on"

15 Jun 2017

Ken Bashford overcame the debilitating side effects of his prostate cancer treatment to walk the last hundred yards of Jeff Stelling's March last year, when it visited his hometown of Marske. In this searingly honest account, he describes the devastation he and his family felt when he was diagnosed in 2015, the drugs trial that has given him a new lease of life, and how he's looking forward to joining Jeff again.

Fundraising supremos Team Garby get out of their saddles to march past £132k

14 Jun 2017

When Steve 'Garby' Garbett died from prostate cancer in 2014, his son Dave and Preston North End manager Simon Grayson — Steve's best friend — started fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK in his memory. Soon after, Team Garby was born. From a funeral collection to a private performance by the Kaiser Chiefs, we look back at their extraordinary fundraising journey over the last four years.

Men dangerously unaware of family link to prostate cancer new research finds

13 Jun 2017

Prostate Cancer UK urges people to have vital talks with their relatives and GP about the most common cancer in men, after our new study reveals half of all UK men don't know about their increased risk of the disease if other family members have had it.