Several members of the first team backroom team are once again raising money for Prostate United this year.
‘Prostate United’ is an annual fundraiser led by football club medical teams to run either 3, 5 or 10 kilometers, or bike 10, 15 or 25 kilometers every day in the month of October to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer.
Head of Medical Gavin Crowe, First team Sports Therapist James Redman, Lead Physical Performance coach Sammy Gilchrist and First Team analyst Tom Carter have all been running 5 kilometers every day with goalkeeper Max Harris also joining the challenge and biking.
After a year out, the CTFC staff are back supporting this great cause. In 2021 they raised £1500 for the charity and would love to beat that this time round.
The campaign started in November 2018 when at the time Rotherham United duo Stephen Gilpin and Ross Burbeary ran 10 kilometers every day. Their efforts have expanded in the 4 years where more than 300 backroom staff from more than 60 clubs up and down the country run, cycle or walk every day of the month.
This year, football fans are also being invited to join their club staff and take on either a daily walk, run, or bike ride. In another first for the challenge, Prostate United will take place in October this year, a month earlier than previous editions.
1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer. If you’re over 50, or you’re black, or your dad or brother had it, you’re at even higher risk.
Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. Some prostate cancer grows too slowly to cause any problems or affect how long you live. Because of this, many men with prostate cancer will never need any treatment.
But for some, prostate cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread. This is more likely to cause problems and need treatment to stop it developing. Prostate Cancer kills one man every 45 minutes, that's one half of a football match so it is vitally important to raise as much awareness as possible.
This year the robins staff are determined to continue to play their part in helping to raise money and awareness of a cancer that impacts so many people.
You can find out more about prostate cancer and the signs and symptoms online at prostatecanceruk.org where there is useful information about what you should be looking out for and how you can take action if you have any concerns. You can donate to the campaign through the CTFC Prostate United JustGiving page by clicking here.
The final total raised by the robins will then go towards to Prostate United campaign across all clubs so any donations will be greatly appreciated.