Marathon man Stelling to take on four nation March for Men for Prostate Cancer UK
By Matty Paddock - 13/03/2019
Posted 12 months ago
Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling will embark on another epic walking challenge for Prostate Cancer UK – spanning four countries in four days – and he wants as many people by his side as possible to help beat prostate cancer – a disease killing 1 man every 45 minutes in the UK.
After completing 25 walking marathons in 2016 and 2017, raising close to £800,000 Jeff aims to march through the £1m fundraising barrier as he travels to Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and London from 5-8 September, 2019.
“It’s three years since I started this life-saving journey at the gates of my club, Hartlepool United, but there is still so much work to do,” said Jeff, who wears the Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge, together with the panellists, every week on Soccer Saturday.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one man dying every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s unacceptable, and that’s why I’m walking again.
“It’s an indiscriminate disease, affecting men and their loved ones across the UK. I’ve walked alongside many of them and am proud to call some my friends. Their reaction and positive outlook despite being dealt the toughest of hands is simply unbelievable. I’m marching for them – and everyone affected – in a bid to fund the research to change the game.
“That’s why I’m taking our walk across into four home nations and would love the public to join me along the way. I live in England and work in London but the wonderful work of Prostate Cancer UK stretches into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, so I will be pounding the pavements in four historic cities – and it wouldn’t be a football march without popping in on some iconic football clubs along the way.”
To find out more about Jeff Stelling’s March for Men visit: marchformen.org