Motherwell FC is proud to have signed for ‘Men United’ in the fight against prostate cancer – a unique new campaign from Prostate Cancer UK.
With prostate cancer affecting 1 in 8 men in the UK and the death rate increasing at an alarming rate, Prostate Cancer UK aims to reach millions of fans, players and staff, by raising awareness of prostate cancer and encouraging men to wise up to the disease and take action.
Men United v prostate cancer aims to unite the football community and create a new movement for change in men’s health.
Motherwell midfielder Paul Lawson said: “Football isn’t just about the 90 minutes of play and picking up three points, it also plays an important part of the communities we live in. We have a responsibility to our fans both on and off the park and this is why I’m signing for Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Men United’ campaign.”
Recent signing Craig Reid added: “Men tend not to open up about difficult health matters, preferring to talk about the weekend result instead. The fact is that as we all get older the prostate can become a problem, so we all need to face up it and be aware of the risks.
“With the disease killing one man every hour – we can’t afford to ignore this any longer. We’re calling on Mothwell fans to join us by supporting Men United v prostate cancer – together we can win this battle.”
Stuart Carswell added said: “I am proud to sign for ‘Men United’ with the rest of the lads to support the most common cancer in men in the UK.
“I was shocked to learn that that the disease is rising at an alarming rate. It is important that clubs and fans alike support this positive movement for men’s health – by talking to our mates about it and bringing the subject up with our Dads we can break the old taboo, face up to the risk and hopefully help save lives.”
To take the test – sign up at www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited!