The Errol McKellar Foundation will be an exciting and unique new charitable project founded by 60 year old football coach, former garage owner and prostate cancer survivor, Errol McKellar.
The Errol McKellar Foundation is currently being set up and registered and when it is fully launched later this summer will focus primarily on giving presentations and talks around the UK to raise awareness of important men's health issues and especially prostate cancer.
Errol and others who have direct personal experience will explain the symptoms and outcomes relating to it and encourage men to have regular PSA tests.
In the same way that all cars older than 3 years have to have an annual MOT test to ensure they are roadworthy, The Errol McKellar Foundation will aim to inspire men to take the same approach to their health through it's campaign MOT Yourself.
By giving themselves their own personal annual MOT they can become more aware of potential health issues that will primarily affect them.
Prostate Cancer affects 1 in 8 men in the UK and 1 in 4 men from a black African or Caribbean background and particular emphasis will be put on reaching out to men in those communities
Men aged 50 and over or with a family history of prostate cancer are more at risk of getting prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and it was recently announced that for the first time in the UK more men are dying of prostate cancer than breast cancer kills women.
Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day. Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that's more than 11,000 men every year. Over 330,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
Please check out our twitter feed for updates and Iinformation about the formal launch of the Foundation later in the summer.