Stronger together

As part of the Stronger Knowing More campaign, we've called on the support of celebrities like Linford Christie and Benjamin Zephaniah, men who have personally been affected by prostate cancer, and other people from African and African Caribbean communities to help us raise awareness that black men have an increased risk of prostate cancer. 

Now’s the time to take action

Ex cricketer Gladstone Small explains his personal connection to the cause

"Us black men are not very good at coming forward about our health issues, and with this disease it’s important we get the message out there."

Read Gladstone's story

Knowledge is power

Saxophonist Courtney Pine wants to get a conversation going

"I can remember personally hearing conversations in the barber shop about prostate cancer where it would be brushed aside like hair on the floor."

Read Courtney's story

I was given a chance to live

Civil Engineer Thomas Kagezi explains how a chance encounter led to his diagnosis

"I had that opportunity to catch my prostate cancer early enough that it could be treated and that gave me a chance to live."

Read Thomas's story

Together we can beat this

Actor Rudolph Walker tells us about his Caribbean roots and passion for the cause

"I encouraged Eastenders to do a storyline about prostate cancer, which they did in 2014 with the character Stan Carter played by Timothy West -  that raised quite a lot of awareness."

Read Rudolph's story

We shouldn't feel embarrassed to talk about our health

Security worker Gilly Morgan only found out his dad had prostate cancer following his own diagnosis

"We go to the gym, we try and keep fit, we talk about work, friends and relationships, but we don’t talk about a pain in our leg or a change in our body."

Read Gilly's story

Silence is the barrier we have to break down

Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah explains his family connection to prostate cancer

"If I want to do all the things I’ve got to do, then knowledge is really important. Knowledge is power as they say, but self knowledge is even more powerful. If you don’t know yourself, nobody else really can."

Read Benjamin's story

Get yourself sorted

Actor Paul Barber says prostate cancer isn’t going away, so let's face up to it

"I’m supporting Stronger Knowing More campaign, because prostate cancer affects a lot of my friends, family and people I don’t want to lose."

Read Paul's story

Prostate cancer is something we need to talk about

Radio DJ Godfrey Fletcher tells us his battle with prostate cancer

"It’s important to take control of your health and be proactive. For me personally, I’ve got two sons and I want to play my part in their lives and be around for them for as long as I can."

Read Godfrey's story

Prostate cancer knocked me down, it didn’t knock me out

Life changed in 2010 for car mechanic Errol McKellar

"You become stronger by talking to people. Telling people that it’s important to get themselves checked is so important, and I hope they not only listen but share that information wider."

Read Errol's story

Don't let pride get in the way

British boxer David Haye wants black men to take action before it is too late

"The fight against prostate cancer is one that we can all win if we stand up to the facts and take action before it is too late. The problem is that not enough of us are talking about the disease."

Read David's story

I draw my strength from everything and everyone

Acclaimed photographer Dennis Morris brought our campaign to life

"Once I found out that one in four black men would get prostate cancer, I thought it was important to bring awareness to other black men. I think most people aren’t aware of the facts."

Read Dennis' story

Education is the key

Actor Danny John-Jules tells us why it’s important to talk more

"I’d tell other black men to visit the Prostate Cancer UK website or go and have a chat with your doctor, it’s no different to chatting to anyone else. The guy that’s self conscious about going to the doctor is going to be the loudest guy in the pub."

Read Danny's story

Cancer is a word I won’t run from

Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie wants to help those at risk

"We’ve got to face up to it. This disease is affecting us, and the people around us, so we have to now try and be self aware of what’s going on, what our risk is and how we can treat it and eliminate it."

Read Linford's story

Have the strength to find out more

Former footballer Viv Anderson tells us what he’s learnt through sport

"When I think about me and my mates, we mainly talk about football or other sports. I suppose it’s easier to talk about your interests or hobbies. We feel embarrassed talking about ourselves so we avoid it all together."

Read Viv's story

Don’t hide from cancer. Confront your risk

Politician Chuka Umunna wants to use his voice to help his community

"I know that, having spoken to medical practitioners and stakeholders in my own community, awareness is a real problem. If you help to raise awareness, you can help to save lives and nothing is more precious than life."

Read Chuka's story

Dennis Morris: Marley and me

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.

Morris talks Marley