Recently myself and my family were rocked by the news that my hero, my dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It's one of those where you think it will never happen to me or someone I love but it did and it's been the hardest time of my short life but I'm confident that if anyone can pull through it will be him.
After feeling initially rather helpless, I thought the best way to react is to try and raise some much needed money to help fund further research, treatment and awareness. I feel the need to not only help my dad with his fight but to help men up and down the country who are going through what he is now.
So to raise money for prostate cancer uk I will be joining no other than Sky Sports very own Jeff Stelling on the final leg of his 15 marathons in 15 days from Exeter to Newcastle.
On Friday 2 June Jeff will set off from St James Park, the home of Exeter City, in an attempt to walk 400 miles and visit 40 football clubs, reaching Newcastle United’s St James’ Park on Friday 16 June.
Why? Because too many men are dying of prostate cancer. It’s a disease that kills one man every hour in the UK, that’s 11,000 men every year.
The final leg, day 15 is the leg I will join and it will be full of celebration as Jeff finishes off his 15th marathon in 15 days at St James’ Park, home of the toon. Leaving from the only cricket club on the journey, Durham County Cricket Club, the 24.5 mile journey stops at Su*derland AFC and Gateshead FC before Jeff and the group will receive a hero’s welcome in gods country.
we believe within ten years we can beat it, so please could you spare a donation for this great cause.
ps it's a good job it's a walk because there would be no chance of me running it.