Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page - raising money for Prostate Cancer UK as I join Jeff Stelling on his "March For Men" this June.
I'm aiming to raise around £500 ahead of the day itself.
***UPDATE*** I've hit £500...now I want to make £750...if I do, this Manchester United supporter will do the unthinkable...walk 26 miles wearing a LIVERPOOL shirt...
I decided to sign up because prostate cancer can be a very difficult conversation to have for men, whether it is between a father and son, or with close friends. Highlighting prostate cancer by supporting and walking with Jeff, hopefully we can break these barriers down, get guys talking about it, getting it checked out, and most importantly beating it!
That plus who wouldn't want to spend the day walking with the legend that is Jeff Stelling?! Especially for such a good cause!
March for Men brings people together throughout the UK to celebrate the lives of those who’ve beaten prostate cancer and to remember those who have been lost to the disease. March for Men provides an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, whilst raising funds for vital research, which will stop prostate cancer being a killer. The charity aims to raise £1million through the programme which is made up of four key events.
Averaging 15 walking marathons in 15 days, Jeff’s March for Men will take him 400 miles from Exeter City FC to Newcastle United FC from June 2-16, 2017.
I'll be joining him on Day 6 of his 15-day journey.
Leaving from Chester FC, as a group we'll stop by Tranmere Rovers, pass through the red of Liverpool at Anfield, before arriving on the blue side of the Merseyside at Everton FC’s Goodison Park.
More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that's one man every hour.
It’s the most common cancer in men, with over 330,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.
Prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK by 2030 - which is why we must all act now to curb its power to kill.
Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer all face a higher than average risk of the disease.
Prostate cancer treatment often causes devastating, long term side-effects. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what it means to be a man.
Whatever you can give is always going to be appreciated, but remember that in order to beat this, we have to be united, whether that's Men United or All United.