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Former Wanderers Academy Staff Member To Take On Running Challenge For Prostate Cancer UK

23 September 2020

Former Bolton Wanderers Academy staff member Steve Ellis is taking part in the Run The Month challenge in October to help raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Former Bolton Wanderers Academy staff member Steve Ellis is taking part in the Run The Month challenge in October to help raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Steve, who spent six years at the Eddie Davies’ Training Ground as the Designated Safeguarding Officer, recently retired from his role.

He was also diagnosed with prostate cancer in July and is now determined to help spread information about the disease to encourage men to get regularly tested so that it can be diagnosed at an early stage.

As a successful athlete over the past 54 years of running, Steve will be running 50 miles in October and is looking for others to join his team and take part in the challenge.

He said: “On average 30 men die each day from prostate cancer which is such an alarming statistic. I was fortunate that I was diagnosed early on and the prognosis is extremely positive.

“However, many men do not get themselves checked out and quite often it can be too late.

“Prostate cancer, if diagnosed early, is very treatable and I want to get the word out there that men should get themselves checked out.

“I have kept myself very fit throughout my life and I love running so I wanted to do something that would raise awareness about prostate cancer as well as raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK who do vital work.

“If one man gets himself checked out as a result of this challenge and it saves his life then it will be worth every ounce of effort that we’ve all put in.”

To join Steve’s running team or to donate to this challenge, please click here


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