St Albans City will once again be involved with Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men
PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 March 2018
St Albans City will be a stop on the road to Wembley as Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men is launched for another year.
Hundreds of football fans will set out to the national stadium from four seperate grounds on July 22.
And Clarence Park has been chosen as one starting point.
That leg will head south via Watford and Barnet with West Ham United, Millwall and Sutton United being the other host clubs.
In total the march to the arch will take in 15 clubs.
Jeff Stelling has been the figurehead in previous years but is taking a step back this year. He said: “Working with Prostate Cancer UK and their battle to save men’s lives has been both uplifting and inspiring for me and its brilliant to see the charity continue to march for men across the UK in 2018.
“The football family has long supported the work of Prostate Cancer UK and I was blown away by the support from fans up and down the country during my two mega walks.
“I’ve met men and their families affected by this devastating disease, and I’ve also met scientists helping to inspire change. That’s why we march again in 2018. Prepare to be inspired.”
Also backing the event is former England and Tottenham Hotspur keeper, and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador, Ray Clemence, who will meet the walkers at Wembley.
Clemence, who has himself been affected by prostate cancer, said: “Wembley will always be a special place for me. I’ve been lucky enough to play there domestically, had the privilege of captaining my country there against Brazil and have also coached from the sidelines.
“Its terrific to see 15 clubs putting their rivalries aside to walk side by side. Its shaping up to be a brilliant event and one that will help raise awareness and shape change.”
Prostate Cancer UK’s chief executive Angela Culhane added: “One man dies every 45 minutes and we now know this disease is the third biggest cancer killer. That’s unacceptable.
“Thanks to the money raised we can fund more ground-breaking research and provide dedicated information and support to men and their families. We’ve got a way to go but the walks are the perfect way to take a step in the right direction.”
Go to prostatecanceruk.org/footballmarch to sign up.