Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to announce that our official Prostate Cancer UK home fixture against Luton Town raised £1,164.60 for what is a fantastic cause.
Thank you to everybody who donated on the day.
The Blues carried out a week of action leading up to the game, as we helped to raise awareness of a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes, with the campaign taking on particular significance as news emerged that former-United boss Greg Abbott was undergoing treatment for the illness.
United’s first team staff wore the instantly recognisable ‘Man of Men’ pin badge during the game, and manager Keith Curle conducted his press conference wearing an official Prostate Cancer UK t-shirt.
Thank you once again for your support of our official Prostate Cancer UK fixture.
As many of you will know, Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL.
Their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player’s shirts.
Prostate Cancer UK’s “Man of Men” represents everyone who wants to stop prostate cancer being a killer. It’s a badge proudly worn by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and his fellow pundits week in week out on Soccer Saturday.
How can you help?
This June, Prostate Cancer UK will again be recruiting an army of walkers across the country after new figures have shown the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.
To combat these latest stats the charity will be heading to a number of locations, including Leeds, on Saturday 23 June at Roundhay Park. Providing a choice of distances – circa 2k, 5k, or 10k - participants are encouraged to fundraise through sponsorship in their own bid to beat the disease.
Lloyd Pinder, aged 45 from South Milford says: “I was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer at the age of 43 and told I had 5-10 years to live. But I feel I can double that time and see my children grow up, I’m keeping positive.
"My diagnosis has put life in perspective, but I feel lucky to have two wonderful kids and a wife that loves me. I’ll be taking part in this year’s March for Men in Leeds to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
"I’d encourage people to come along, it’s a great reason to get out, get some fresh air and spend time with your family friends. I’d also like to see the money raised from the event to go straight towards a cure.”
If you’re interested in joining a March for Men and putting your best foot forward, then visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website at www.prostatecanceruk.org/marchformen to find out more.