Inspire Health: Fighting Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer has become the number one cancer in men with 1 in 8 men being diagnosed with the disease. Apart from the health risks, it further emotional turmoil to the sufferer and their friends and families. With the support of Queen’s Hospital, Burton and Burton Albion Football Club, we have created an innovative health campaign designed to bring awareness about prostate cancer and alleviate the ‘fear factor.’
The ‘Inspire Health: Fighting Prostate Cancer’ campaign which has been running since early 2016 enables men to seek advice and get screenings in familiar surroundings rather than the clinical backdrop of hospitals. The screenings have been primarily carried out at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium – in many cases during match days. It is a perfect way of reaching a large number of the target group of men over 50+ who may not necessarily want to visit a GP’s surgery or hospital, but rather be more receptive to a health initiative through their football club where they feel more receptive to the importance of getting a health check.
Since the campaign began, 24 cancers have been diagnosed from screening 341 men. Future health screenings are planned. The next screening is targeting African Caribbean men who are twice as likely to get prostate cancer than what is found nationally.
In the News
Inspire Health - Fighting Prostate Cancer has begun its screenings for the Freemasons community in Derbyshire. If you would like further information please find further details on the poster attached. The take-up so far has been very high and we hope to...read more
Freemasons from across Derbyshire will be taking advantage of a test to check for prostate cancer as the next stage of a project to take the screening for the disease into the community gets underway. Inspire Health - Fighting Prostate Cancer has gone from...read more
Black men are twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer compared to the general population. Hence it is one reason why we really wanted to connect with the African Caribbean community and campaign for greater awareness in the community. Out...read more
Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has given his backing to helping men fighting prostate cancer. He was a guest speaker at the monthly meeting held at Burton’s Queen Hospital which supports those affected by the cancer. Organised by the hospital and the...read more
It was a surprise when I heard that I had won the Burton Hospital’s PRIDE Award. I have to stress that this award is not for me alone. I have had such wonderful support from my friends and colleagues at Burton Hospital and Burton Albion Football Club....read more
I knew very little about football until linking prostate cancer screening with Burton’s local club. I had the privilege of meeting the Brewer’s Chairman Ben Robinson and his fantastic team at the club who do the most amazing amount of community work within the club. I...read more
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