A team of cyclists representing Sheffield Wednesday are joining the fight against prostate cancer by taking part in this year’s Football to Amsterdam challenge for PCUK as the charity aims to raise £500,000.
The quintet – Chris Heeley (pictured above with ex-Owl Viv Anderson), Peter Lee, Marc Lister, Liam Middleton and Steve Prowse – will be pounding the pedals to support the leading men’s health charity against a disease that kills one man every hour.
Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of The Football League, will stage its fourth annual football fundraiser from 3-5 June.
The £500,000 raised will help ‘shift the science’ and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention which have been left unsolved for too long. It will also help provide support and information to those affected by the disease.
From the initial event in 2013 with a small group of 35 riders, to a total fundraising tally which will smash through the £1m mark this year thanks to a biggest ever peloton, the football-themed cycling challenge has proved a phenomenal success throughout its four years.
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted that Sheffield Wednesday have decided to join the fight against prostate cancer and ride to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“Ignoring prostate cancer will not beat it, and the money raised by our fantastic riders will fund ground-breaking research to help fight the disease. That will help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by this disease.
“Our amazing cast of riders from across the UK show a brilliant demonstration of what we call Men United: people joining one team to fight a common opposition – prostate cancer.
“One man every hour dies from prostate cancer; it’s the most common cancer in men, but we want to make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear. We thank Sheffield Wednesday for joining the fight and wish them every success in the event.”
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