Millwall Football Club is proud to be hosting a matchday to support charity partner Prostate Cancer UK’s bid to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
As The Lions prepare to take on Rotherham United in the Sky Bet Championship on Good Friday (kick-off 3pm), boss Gary Rowett and a number of Millwall fans showed their support to Prostate Cancer UK throughout March by taking on their 'March the Month' challenge, walking 11,000 steps a day to represent more than 11,000 dads, partners, grandads, sons, brothers, uncles and mates who die from prostate cancer every year.
Rowett is now asking Lions fans to also support the leading men’s health charity by texting LIONS to 70004 to donate £5 to support them in their fight against prostate cancer, which is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms, which is why Prostate Cancer UK is encouraging men most at risk to speak to their GP. This includes men over 50, while black men and those with a family history of the disease should consider speaking to their doctor earlier, from the age of 45.
And to help men find out whether they are at increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck where Lions fans can check their own risk in 30 seconds.
After completing Prostate Cancer UK’s March the Month challenge, Rowett said: “March the Month is a terrific challenge, and I was delighted to join thousands of others stepping out to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
“But there’s still so much more we can do. Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK and it kills one man every 45 minutes. That’s a scary stat and is exactly why we need to continue to back Prostate Cancer UK and their fantastic work.
“I’ll carry on my support by wearing my Man of Men badge on the touchline and raising awareness of this horrible disease.”
Text LIONS to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer and to claim your free Man of Men pin badge.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting their website at prostatecanceruk.org/football.