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. It has overtaken breast cancer as the third most deadly form of the disease after lung and bowel cancer. Prostate Cancer UK reports that a total of 11,819 men died from prostate cancer across the UK in 2015, up from 9,460 in 1999.
Apart from the health risks, it further causes 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, 36 cancers have been diagnosed from screening 681 men. Future health screenings are planned.
In the News
We would like to thank Tony Harvey who has written a piece about our work in his blog. We are flattered with the compliments. But it is really the wonderful support we get from the local communities that helps us in our work and campaign to highlight the...read more
The Inspire Health: Fighting Prostate Cancer campaign is privileged to work with the Freemasons community. Presenting our campaign in front of a candid audience at the Provisional Grande Lodge of Derbyshire Freemasons was a fantastic experience. We would...read more
We have been campaigning and screening at Burton Albion Football Club for the last three years. We are delighted to have Andrew Griffiths, Member of Parliament for Burton supporting us. Our next screening is at the Pirelli Stadium is on 22nd / 23rd March...read more
For the first time, more men are dying from prostate cancer each year than women are from breast cancer, making the male disease the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, reports Prostate Cancer UK. New figures – released by us today – reveal that 11,819 men now die...read more
Burton Prostate Cancer Support Group
We are here to support prostate cancer sufferers and their families.