Supporter stories

We want everyone who's been affected by prostate cancer to join us at one of our March for Men events this year and walk with us to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Here, families who've already signed up to do our local walks share their reasons for marching for men this summer.

Raising awareness through Glasgow's March for Men

Marlene lost her father to prostate cancer only ten weeks after he was diagnosed

'He was a very strong, fit and healthy man and until his diagnosis, we hadn’t noticed any symptoms. He had a bad back which he would regularly get massages for and any other small niggles he had, he put down to his age.'

Read Marlene's Story

Putting life into perspective

Lloyd is determined to not to take anything for granted after his diagnosis with prostate cancer at the age of 43.

Lloyd likes that the Leeds March for Men is centred on Father’s Day, gives people an opportunity from all walks of life to appreciate their fathers and promotes the message that 'we love our dads' and 'we don’t want our dads to die'.

Read Lloyd's story

I’m putting the word out there and helping others who might not know their risk

Since losing her dad to prostate cancer in 2015, Nichola has been doing everything she can to raise awareness within her community

'I just think my father, my brother, my nephew and my son, one in four of them have had it. And now between the three of them, their risk is even higher because of genetics but also because they are black.'

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My Dad would be very proud at me supporting the March

William lost his father to prostate cancer in 2015. He is supporting our March for Men to raise awareness as well as vital funds

'March for Men is a great way to keep the memory alive of people who have died, like my Dad. I hope it keeps people inspired to keep fighting.'

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Marching for men to stop prostate cancer being a killer

Having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, Frank is now looking forward to walking his youngest daughter down the aisle

'My motivation to get up and do the Glasgow March for Men is that now I can be part of something that can help change and save men’s lives. I hope others realise the importance of this cause and come and take part.'

Read Frank's story

You don't know what's going to hit you

Paula's dad didn't want to worry her by telling her he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Paula hopes that the money raised from the Leeds March for Men 'goes towards finding a cure' and that it makes people more aware of the disease.

Read Paula's story

Marching in memory of my husband

Janet has signed up to the Leeds March for Men with her son and daughter in law to march in memory of her husband.

"Taking part on behalf of Mike is a way of making the most of a tragic situation – that way it feels like he didn’t die in vain."

Read Janet's story