Mark Hunter MP for Cheadle constituency has pledged his support to Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United campaign at a reception at the House of Commons.
The new campaign, which starts today (Thursday 29 January) with a nationwide television campaign, aims to ‘keep friendships alive’ by encouraging men to see their mates more and do something great together to help beat prostate cancer. The campaign launch coincides with a recent YouGov survey1 of over 2,000 men, conducted on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, which revealed that 84 per cent of men believe that spending time with their mates is good for their health and well-being.
Mark Hunter MP said today:
“I am honoured to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s latest drive to encourage more men to join Men United in the name of men’s health and to ‘keep friendships alive’. Seeing our friends is good for our health and well-being and with 1 in 8 men in the UK facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, men never know when they might need a friend to lean on, and I am wholeheartedly behind this campaign.”
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK, added:
“Over the past year, our movement for men - Men United – has caught the imagination, and a new zeal for change in men’s health - with more than 200,000 people signing up to pledge support.
“Now entering its second year, we’re delighted to have the support of Mark Hunter MP to help us on our journey to ensure every man facing prostate cancer gets early detection, effective diagnosis and better treatments.
"By joining Men United people will get to see their mates more, do something great together and help us beat prostate cancer. Whether it's big or small, signing a petition or running a marathon, doing it together is what really matters. We know what starts with a quick 'hello', a chat in the pub or a barbecue with mates, can end with a nationwide army of men - ready to fight for their friends, themselves and men everywhere."