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Dons fans invited to walk the long road back to Wembley

Join the battle to beat Prostate Cancer

23 May 2018

AFC Wimbledon supporters will later this summer be heading back to the scene of 2016 play-off final glory - and there's still time for you to join them.

As part of Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men walking campaign, Dons fans will participate in route one, which starts from Sutton United, before stopping off at AFC Wimbledon and Brentford, and then heading to Wembley.

The challenge takes place on Sunday 22 July and you can join the fight to stop Prostate Cancer being a killer. Visit Prostate Cancer UK's website for more information about getting involved.

After a successful launch of the charity's flagship walking campaign last year raised more than £1 million, there is even more reason for people to put their best foot forward and combat the most common cancer in men.

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.

Stepping up to the challenge, the leading men's health charity is recruiting an army of walkers representing Wimbledon and clubs from the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Non-League in London and the South East in four mega marathon marches.

The Football March for Men will see legions of walkers setting off on the road to Wembley, starting out at St Albans City, Millwall, West Ham United, and Sutton United, before all heading to the home of English football. The march to the arch will take in 15 clubs, including stopping at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

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.

Jeff said: "Working with Prostate Cancer UK and their battle to save men's lives has been both uplifting and inspiring for me and its brilliant to see the charity continue to march for men across the UK in 2018.

"The football family has long supported the work of Prostate Cancer UK, and I was blown away by the support from fans up and down the country during my two mega walks. By showing their support in the Football March for Men in July, supporters will be stepping up and changing the game for men and their loved ones.

"This all wouldn't be possible without the incredible support of the public, of the clubs and football fans and the passion of the charity. I've met men and their families affected by this devastating disease, and I've also met those scientists helping to inspire change. That's why we march again in 2018. Prepare to be inspired."


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