This April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Rochdale Football Club are supporting the fifth annual Know the Score campaign.
The players will wear Know The Score t-shirts during the warm-up at Saturday's League 1 fixture v Swindon Town.
- You’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting it checked out. If it’s not serious, your mind will be eased, but if it is bowel cancer, we know that when it’s diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 people will survive their disease for five years or more, compared with less than 1 in 10 people when diagnosed at the latest stage. A trip to your doctor could save your life.
Manager Keith Hill said: "Bowel cancer can affect anyone at any age so it's really important everyone is aware of the symptoms as early as possible."
Throughout football ‘Star of Hope’ badges are being worn during the campaign, which is supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers Association, the Men’s Health Forum and leading bowel cancer charities.