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CLUB NEWS | March Against Prostate Cancer With Jeff Stelling

28 June 2019

Jeff Stelling is coming to Rodney Parade as part of another epic walking challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.

The Sky Sports presenter and marathon man has already completed 25 walking marathons for the men’s health charity, and will now span another four countries in four days in September 2019.

The Welsh leg of his tour kicks off at Rodney Parade on 7 September, as he makes his way to numerous stadiums across the United Kingdom.

The epic March for Men kicks off in Glasgow on 5 September with Stelling then heading to Northern Ireland, for the Belfast leg the following day.

Newport kicks off Day 3, with the walkers ending the day by visiting Cardiff City FC and then making the short trip to the Principality Stadium.

If you want to raise money for the charity, you can join him on the walk by signing up at marchformen.org What’s more, you can use the code NEWPORT19 to get £10 off the £30 entry fee.

Having raised close to £800,000 across 2016 and 2017, he’s aiming to march through the £1m cumulative fundraising barrier as he travels across the four nations.

Almost 21,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in Wales, and that figure is more than 2,800 in Cardiff emphasising the need to raise awareness and funds.

“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.

“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 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.”

Many people are unaware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It’s a huge issue that cannot be ignored. One man will die from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK. That’s over 11,500 men a year.

To sign up and join Jeff or to find out more information about the March for Men programme go to  marchformen.org.


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