Derby County are hosting a special matchday takeover when the Rams face Middlesbrough at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday 13th February 2021 to support proud partner Prostate Cancer UK in their bid to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Manager Wayne Rooney and his Rams players have shown their support to Prostate Cancer UK recently by sporting their iconic 'Man of Men' pin badges and the leading men’s health charity warm up t-shirts at January’s 1-0 victory at Queens Park Rangers.
And now Prostate Cancer UK are asking Rams supporters to join them in the fight against the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK by texting RAMS to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer and claim a FREE 'Man of Men' pin badge.
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms, which is why Prostate Cancer UK is encouraging men most at risk to speak to their GP. This includes men 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.
And 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 at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck where Rams supporters can check their own risk in 30 seconds.
Club ambassador and former Rams captain Michael Johnson has praised the life-changing partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, with the former Derby defender reinforcing the importance of the charity’s work.
Johnson said: “Prostate Cancer affects one in eight men in their lifetime in the United Kingdom, with that statistic standing at one in four for black men. That’s a scary statistic to think about, so it’s vital for men to know their risk and for the football community to back Prostate Cancer UK.
“That’s why I’m delighted to see Derby County supporting the charity’s work for another season. Prostate Cancer UK have made real strides in raising awareness across the football landscape in recent seasons and it’s great to know that Derby are playing their part.”
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting prostatecanceruk.org/football.
Derby County Community Trust offer support for those who have received a cancer diagnosis within the last five years to remain active and aid recovery.
The Active Recovery programme has helped almost 500 people on their recovery journey to date. You can find out more at derbycountycommunitytrust.com/programmes/health/active-recovery.