Prostate Cancer UK launches March for Men 2019

Sky Sports broadcaster Jeff Stelling has announced he is aiming to raise over £1m during the event

Prostate Cancer UK has launched its March for Men events for 2019, which are coming to ten cities around the UK this summer.

Now in its third year, the charities flagship walking event has “grown rapidly” since its inception in 2016 and has seen over 10,000 people raise over £3.3 million.

The ten organised walks across June include return visits to Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham and new walks in Belfast, Birmingham and Cardiff. The walks can be done over 2 km, 5 km and 10 km routes.

Sky Sports broadcaster Jeff Stelling has announced he will will walk a marathon in each of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in just four days, this September. He’ll visit 16 football clubs along the way. After raising £800,000 from his previous two marches,the charity said he is hoping to break the £1m barrier this year.

Stelling, who regularly wears the Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge on Soccer Saturday, said: “It’s three years since I started this life-saving journey at the gates of my club, Hartlepool United, but there is still so much work to do.

“That’s why I’m taking our walk across into four home nations and would love the public to join me along the way. I live in England and work in London but the wonderful work of Prostate Cancer UK stretches into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, so I will be pounding the pavements in four historic cities – and it wouldn’t be a football march without popping in on some iconic football clubs along the way.”

Prostate UK chief executive, Angela Culhane, added:  “We are constantly inspired by the incredible men, women and children who come out to support us, each with their own story and personal challenges to conquer. We will be proud to walk side by side with them and together we can add to the real momentum building in the fight against this disease.

“The vital next step is to fund more ground-breaking research and find the tools needed for a screening programme, in order to catch more prostate cancers early and save more lives.”

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