Rochdale Football Club is proud to announce that the Prostate Cancer UK logo will be displayed on the back of the players’ away shorts for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
Dale have teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK, the EFL’s official charity partner, to help raise awareness of the disease, which is killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
The logo will make an appearance for the first time when Keith Hill’s side face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Boxing Day.
Dale Chief Executive Russ Green, who is an ambassador of the charity, is delighted that the club has been able to add its support to the great work that the Prostate Cancer UK does.
“This charity has been extremely close to my heart since I joined Jeff Stelling on his 10 marathons in 10 days walk in 2016. Along the way, I met many amazing and inspirational people who have been affected by this disease, either directly or because of a loved one.
“Prostate Cancer UK’s work with the EFL over the last few years has helped bring that awareness to the forefront and I’m delighted that we, as a football club, are able to do our bit and show our support. I’m proud to know that Prostate Cancer UK will be sponsoring us down below.”
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “The power of football consistently helps us reach out to men and their friends and families, and we are very grateful that Rochdale AFC are doing their bit to raise vital awareness.
“It was great to have Russ on Jeff Stelling’s March back in 2016 and we’re delighted that he’s chosen to support us once again, albeit in a somewhat less strenuous way.
“One man dies every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s two men during a football match, so we’re grateful that the club and their players have joined the fight to help us relegate prostate cancer.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. One man will die from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK. That’s over 11,000 men a year. Based on current trends, if we ignore prostate cancer and do nothing, this number will rise to over 14,500 men a year by 2026.