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AFC Wimbledon support Prostate Cancer UK with fundraising initiative at Oxford game

Collections on Saturday for a vital cause

8 March 2018

The club will on Saturday be supporting Prostate Cancer UK in its campaign to beat a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

A team of 20 volunteers from PCUK will be at the Cherry Red Records Stadium to raise funds and it would be great if supporters can give whatever they can afford to this important cause.

Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL and their "Man of Men" logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player's shirts. It also adorns the lapels of football managers, pundits and fans across the land.

Neal Ardley has joined forces with over 40 football managers from the English Football League (EFL), Premier League and League Manager's Association (LMA), including Sean Dyche, Rafa Benitez, Chris Hughton and Gary Rowett, to raise awareness of the disease.

Neal said: "From walking, cycling and match day collections, AFC Wimbledon have always supported the work of Prostate Cancer UK in a variety of ways and I'm proud to continue wearing their Man of Men badge on sidelines up and down the country.

"So many people are affected by this disease, more than you could ever imagine, and seeing that one man dies every 45 minutes just brings it home even more.

"It's affected one of our own season ticket holders. Kevin Webber was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, but he has continued to take on epic challenges to raise funds and awareness. Kevin's incredible efforts are designed to make sure other men, including his two sons, do not need to suffer like him.

"The pin badge represents you, me and everyone in the fight against prostate cancer, and we need to stand together and turn things around."

You can play a part too as football fans are set to March for Men on the road to Wembley on Sunday 22nd July. On this day, Prostate Cancer UK will be unveiling an even bigger and better walking programme as they make further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.

So football fans are setting rivalries aside and are stepping up to the challenge to take part in one of four mega marathons – one of which kicks off from Sutton United, and visits the Cherry Red Records Stadium on its way.

If you're interested in joining one of the marches and putting your best foot forward, then visit Prostate Cancer UK's website at www.prostatecanceruk.org/marchformen  to find out more.

You can also show your support like Neal by wearing your Prostate Cancer UK badge with pride.

Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear with pride).*

*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100 per cent of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.


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