A leading men’s health charity is looking for walkers from Wirral to take part in a fundraising March for Men after new figures showed, 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.
Prostate Cancer UK will be recruiting an army of walkers to take part in a sponsored walk on Sunday, June 10, at Croxteth Hall & Country Park. You can choose 2k, 5k, or 10k – and you’re encouraged to fundraise through sponsorship to help fund research.
This is the first year a local event has been held. The March for Men series has grown from three initially in Glasgow, Leeds and London, to a further four including Liverpool.
More than 4,895 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the North West each year, with 1,107 men dying from the disease, and over 19,000 living with and beyond prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK’s Chief Executive, Angela Culhane said: ‘One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, and we now know this disease is the third biggest cancer killer. That’s unacceptable. We need to turn that around and the wonderful efforts of everyone who has walked for us previously have laid the foundations.’
To sign up to the Liverpool March for Men or find out more information go to prostatecanceruk.org/march.