QPR are delighted to team up with Saturday’s opponents Sheffield Wednesday this weekend in support of our shared charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK.
The fixture has been selected to support the charity and their bid to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Hoops boss Mark Warburton has shown his support to Prostate Cancer UK this season by sporting their iconic Man of Men pin badge, and the leading men’s health charity are asking QPR fans to join him and support the fight against prostate cancer, too.
To get your Man of Men pin badge, like Mark Warburton, Prostate Cancer UK are asking Hoops fans to text HOOPS 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 increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck where R's fans can check their own risk in 30 seconds.
QPR club ambassador Andy Sinton, who has taken part in Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March walks in recent years, said: “This is such an important partnership and it’s great that QPR, its staff and supporters continue to highlight the issues around this serious disease.
“I was proud to walk side-by-side with some incredibly-inspiring people affected by prostate cancer and know it’s a cause very close to the heart of my former team-mates Les Ferdinand and Paul Parker, who have also taken on epic challenges for the cause and raised thousands of pounds.”
Text HOOPS 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 visiting their website: www.prostatecanceruk.org/football