Television presenter Jeff Stelling (pictured) is to embark on an epic charity walk to raise awareness of prostate cancer in association with Carlsberg.
Teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host will complete 10 walking marathons in 10 days, from boyhood club Hartlepool United to Wembley, from 21st to 30th March.
Clocking in at more than 250 miles, the Men United March will see the 60-year-old check in on 31 football clubs. En route, he will be joined by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer. On Monday 28th March staff from Carlsberg will join him on the leg from Northampton to Milton Keynes.
Paul Morris, Sponsorship and Activation Manager at Carlsberg UK said: “We are extremely proud of our on-going relationship with Prostate Cancer UK. It’s a fantastic cause that our people care deeply about and have supported for a number of years. We hope the association helps to amplify the organisation’s messaging to reach more men nationwide. Jeff is a fantastic ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and for Carlsberg – we look forward to joining the march and offering our support.”
Jeff Stelling added: “I deal in statistics – but the ones we are dealing with here are shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease, that’s six in the course of Soccer Saturday every week. One in eight men will get prostate cancer, and for black men the odds are even worse at one in four. I want to get football fans, and all men, learning about the risk and I want to help fund the research that can turn those statistics round.”