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Take part in the London March for Men

Walk around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend for Prostate Cancer...

14 June 2017

The Prostate Cancer London March for Men takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 17th June - and you can play your part in preventing the disease being a killer.

With 2k, 5k and 10k routes on offer, the walk, beginning at 10am, will see fundraisers wind their way around the home of London 2012.

One person taking part is William Kilgallon, son of Millwall supporter Brian, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer at the age of 48 in 2012. William sadly lost his father in 2015.

"My dad always kept strong and kept quietly battling on," said William.

"I think we all dug in and did our best for Dad and we all comforted him during the disease. It was hard when he was going for treatment and it was a long process that took its toll on us as a family. I suppose we struggled through it and we knew what was coming, but we didn’t want that to overcome us and we wanted the best for Dad and we wanted him to get the best quality of life."

William is now supporting the London March for Men, which he sees as an opportunity to raise a great amount of awareness as well as vital funds.

"For me, the aim is to cure prostate cancer, to stop men dying. I would like the money raised from the London March for Men to go towards research that will ultimately find a cure. I would encourage anyone to bring their friends and family along to the event, but to also raise a lot of awareness of the disease.

"March for Men is also a great way to keep the memory alive of people who have died, like my Dad. I know he would be very proud supporting the March and I hope it keeps people inspired to keep fighting."

Registration for the March for Men costs just £10, with a suggested fundraising target of £50.

For more information and to register, click here.

To read more from William, click here.

Another initiative that Prostate Cancer UK run is the London to Amsterdam bike ride. This year's event may have come to an end, but Millwall CEO Steve Kavanagh, along with four others, will be undertaking his own ride to the Netherlands next week.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Kavanagh9.


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