Football: Dale team up with Prostate Cancer UK

Date published: 28 December 2017

The Prostate Cancer UK logo will be displayed on the back of Rochdale Football Club players’ away shorts for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

The club has 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 made an appearance for the first time when Dale faced Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Boxing Day.

Dale Chief Executive Russ Green, who is an ambassador of the charity, said: “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. I am delighted that we, as a football club, are able to do our bit and show our support.”

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 is doing its bit to raise vital awareness.

“It was great to have Russ on Jeff Stelling’s March back in 2016 and we are delighted that he has chosen to support us once again, albeit in a somewhat less strenuous way.

“One man dies every 45 minutes from this disease. That is two men during a football match, so we are grateful that the club and their players have joined the fight to help us relegate prostate cancer.”

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