Steve Plays His Part in Men United(February 02, 2015)
Walton MP Steve Rotheram has reaffirmed his support to Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United campaign at a reception at the House of Commons, hosted by Luciana Berger MP – the Shadow Minister for Public Health.
The new 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.
Steve explained, “Over the past year, 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. Men from all walks of life, from footballers to lawyers and politicians to plumbers, have formed a growing army, raising funds to find the answers for the future through research and supporting men now.
“Now entering its second year, the aim is to ensure every man facing prostate cancer gets early detection, effective diagnosis and better treatments.
“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, or be there for a friend who’s received the bad news. Investing in our friendships and being there for our mates is so important and I am wholeheartedly behind this campaign.”