Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is set to embark on an epic charity walk in March to help raise awareness around prostate cancer and along the way he will be stopping at Hillsborough!
Teaming up with leading men’s health organisation Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host will complete 10 walking marathons in 10 days, from boyhood club Hartlepool United to Wembley between March 21-30.
Clocking in at more than 250 miles, Jeff’s Men United March - menunitedmarch.org - will see the 60-year-old check in on 31 football clubs and he will be joined every step of the way by close friend, and Hartlepool United Chief Executive, Russ Green.
Setting off from Victoria Park, home of the League Two club, the duo will head south to Wembley Stadium and will be joined by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer.
Jeff said: “I deal in statistics – but the ones we are dealing with here are shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease, that’s six in the course of Soccer Saturday every week. One in eight men will get prostate cancer, and for black men the odds are even worse at one in four.
“Prostate cancer is not discerning. It doesn’t just hit the bad guys; it’s the good guys as well. I’ve got friends such as Sky Sports rugby league colleagues Bill Arthur and Eddie Hemmings who I have known longer than I care to remember. Both are great guys who have been affected by prostate cancer and I’ll be meeting more men like them along the way.
“We need to raise vital funds – and I need everyone to support me and all the men affected by prostate cancer by visiting menunitedmarch.org and pledging their support.”
Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of The Football League and 25 clubs are represented along the route. He will arrive at Burton Albion on Good Friday (March 25th) and walk onto the pitch ahead of the Brewers’ League One clash with Oldham Athletic.
Stelling will also stop off at Hillsborough on Thursday 24th March before he ends his challenge at Wembley on March 30th.
To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit menunitedmarch.org