The Owls are supporting our charity partner Prostate Cancer UK this weekend when we take on Birmingham at Hillsborough to raise awareness and stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Caretaker boss Neil Thompson has shown his support to Prostate Cancer UK in recent weeks by donning their iconic Man of Men pin badge, and the leading men’s health charity are asking Wednesday fans to join him and support the fight against prostate cancer too.
To get your Man of Men pin badge, Prostate Cancer UK are asking Wednesdayites to text OWLS to 70004 to donate £5 to fight the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
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 an increased risk of developing the disease, the charity has launched an online risk checker, where Wednesday fans can check their own risk in 30 seconds.
Partnership ambassador and Owls forward Callum Paterson said: “With prostate cancer on the rise it’s more important than ever for men to be aware of the risk and get themselves checked.
“This is why I’m proud that we have partnered with Prostate Cancer UK, because football clubs have a huge reach, and it’s vital to spread the message to men as far and wide as possible.
“I hope, on the back of this, our male supporters look to get checked or even encourage people around them to do so, as that kind of intervention is just as important.”
Text OWLS to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer and to claim your free Man of Men pin badge.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by CLICKING HERE.