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31 March 2021

Club News


31 March 2021

The Bantams have shown support for Prostate Cancer UK with a touching video which explains the severity of the disease. 

Working together with the leading men’s health charity, City players and managers sat in front of the camera while bearing Prostate Cancer UK’s iconic Man of Men pin badges, to deliver messages on how men across Britain are affected by the disease, which impacts one in eight men in the UK.

Taking part were joint managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, and first-team players Charles Vernam, Clayton Donaldson, Niall Canavan, Bryce Hosannah, Elliot Watt, Ollie Crankshaw, Connor Wood and Richard O’Donnell. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is now the most commonly diagnosed of all cancers in Britain. 

It kills 11,500 men each year in the UK - equating to one man every 45 minutes. 

Founded in 1996, Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition: to stop prostate cancer damaging the lives of men and their families.

It works alongside the NHS to invest in petter treatment, testing and research to ensure men are given the level of access required to battle the disease. 

Most men with early prostate cancer do not suffer from symptoms, which is why Prostate Cancer UK is encouraging men most at risk to speak to their GP. 

This includes those over 50, while black men and those with a family history of the disease should consider speaking to their doctor earlier, from the age of 45.

To help men find out whether they are at increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available HERE where City supporters can check their own risk in 30 seconds.

A club spokesperson said: “Prostate cancer is a terrible disease which affects thousands and thousands of men and families in the United Kingdom. 

“We, as a club, have a responsibility to raise awareness of its dangers and encourage those who may be at risk to seek assistance.

“With 11,500 men dying each year from prostate cancer - almost half the capacity of the Utilita Energy Stadium - it is important we keep stressing the severity of such topics, to help hopefully beat the disease. 

“Please find out if you are at risk by clicking HERE and remember, men, we are with you.”

Matt Holdstock, sport engagement manager at Prostate Cancer UK added: “We are delighted to have Bradford City’s backing in helping to raise awareness of prostate cancer - a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK.

“The football community continues to play a vital role in spreading the word about prostate cancer and who is at risk of the disease - whether by managers wearing their Man of Men badges, or by clubs hosting awareness events and matchdays to help fund research into the disease.

“We are hugely grateful to the Bradford City staff and players who were involved in the video and thank them for their fantastic support.” 

To continue help spreading the word on who is at risk of prostate cancer, and help beat the disease, please CLICK HERE

Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by CLICKING HERE

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