Nottingham Forest has pledged to help make 2012/13 a season saving men’s lives in support of The Football League’s new partnership with Prostate Cancer UK.Players, staff and fans of the 72 Football League clubs will undertake a range of activities to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life, and Nottingham Forest has vowed to play its part.
Forest Captain Danny Collins said: “We are proud to be playing our part in The Football League’s new partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, and we look forward to working closely with both organisations to make the year ahead a season saving men’s lives.”
Former England, Watford and AC Milan striker Luther Blissett launched the partnership today alongside David Annand, a Prostate Cancer UK supporter who has pledged to walk 500 miles around football grounds over 12 months after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year aged just 49.
Luther Blissett said: “Prostate Cancer UK’s groundbreaking partnership with The Football League is a fantastic way to raise awareness of the most common cancer in men. It’s brilliant that all 72 Football League clubs including Nottingham Forest are joining forces to spread the word about prostate cancer this season and help raise funds for the range of support services Prostate Cancer UK has to offer men affected by the disease.”
Greg Clarke Chairman of The Football League said: “Prostate Cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people across the UK every single day and I’m proud that all 72 Football League clubs will unite behind a season saving men’s lives. I would encourage fans up and down the country to get involved with fundraising at their local League club to help fight this disease.”
Prostate Cancer UK is hoping to raise funds through a range of activity throughout the season, including dedicated weeks of support from 2nd to 16th March to coincide with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
More than 65,000 Football League fans, club Chief Executives and Football League staff chose Prostate Cancer UK as their charity partner for this season from a shortlist of six charities.