Prostate Cancer UK would like to thank Sheffield Wednesday and their supporters for helping to raise more than £2m to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Since Prostate Cancer UK’s Official Charity Partnership with The EFL (formerly The Football League) was announced back in 2012 the charity has raised over £2m to help stop prostate cancer being a killer, and raised the profile of a disease not really spoken about.
Clubs and fans from across the EFL have walked, run, cycled, collected at match days and donated in the fight against prostate cancer.
Over four years nearly 800 fans, including Owls fans Chris Heeley, Peter Lee, Marc Lister, Liam Middleton and Steve Prowse, have put on the pitch rivalries aside cycling to Amsterdam with former England internationals Terry Butcher, Viv Anderson and Luther Blissett – who has joined the ride every year. In March 2016, it was difficult to ignore Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling marching 262 miles to Wembley from his beloved Hartlepool United to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Below shows when Jeff Stelling stopped off at Hillsborough on his charity challenge where he was greeted by Owls stars Kieran Lee and Keiren Lee, the Sheffield Wednesday band and Owls supporters.
The money raised via the EFL partnership is funding innovative research projects to make a step-change in the scientific knowledge of prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK’s aim is to make sure men with aggressive prostate cancer are diagnosed early, before it spreads outside the prostate, so that fewer slip through the net with advanced disease.
The money raised focuses on three key areas Prostate Cancer UK believes can make the biggest difference: prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Our Men United March started in Hartlepool and finished in Wembley, but the charity’s march on prostate cancer has only just begun.
To find out more about Prostate Cancer UK and their work in football visit prostatecanceruk.org/football99