Pompey are delighted to welcome Prostate Cancer UK to Fratton Park today.
Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground and with your generosity, will be raising money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Prostate Cancer UK are the official charity partner of the EFL. Their ‘Man of Men’ logo sits proudly in the squad numbers in every shirt worn by our players.
But what does it mean? Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Man of Men’ represents everyone who wants to stop prostate cancer being a killer. It’s a badge proudly worn by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and his fellow pundits week in, week out on Soccer Saturday.
Last year, Jeff walked with football fans Kevin and Lloyd – two inspirational men, living with incurable prostate cancer, who are doing everything they can to raise money to beat the disease.
Like Kevin, Lloyd and Jeff, you can wear your Prostate Cancer UK badge with pride, too.
Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear with pride).*
BIues boss Kenny Jackett said: “It’s tough to comprehend losing one man every 45 minutes to prostate cancer. Football can take over every aspect of your life, but statistics like that just bring it home – we have to use the game to spread awareness of this terrible disease. I’m delighted to show my support for Prostate Cancer UK and join the fight against the most common cancer in men.
"It’s tough to comprehend losing one man every 45 minutes to prostate cancer."
“I’ll be wearing my Man of Men pin badge at Fratton Park on our Prostate Cancer UK matchday and throughout the season. When I look around our stadium, it’s tough to consider that we could fill it 15 times over with men who’ll be affected by prostate cancer every year in this country.
“I hope our fans sit up and take note of their risk and I hope they get involved with this fantastic charity to help stop prostate cancer being a killer in years to come.
“We’re all in this together on and off the pitch, and Pompey fans can represent our great club by supporting Prostate Cancer UK – whether they take part in a run, cycle or walking event, or simply pick up a pin badge like mine and wear it in the stands with pride.”
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting prostatecanceruk.org/football
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