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Striking new Prostate Cancer Memorial set to pay the ultimate tribute across the UK

12 November 2021

Prostate Cancer UK will spectacularly showcase personal, poignant and powerful messages across the UK thanks to a new touring remembrance structure.

The leading men’s health charity has launched The Prostate Cancer Memorial, an eye-catching installation dedicated to those lost to prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

The striking ten-foot tall mirrored steel pyramid is a dazzling display of celebration for the husbands, dads, uncles and grandads lost all too soon, and people will have the chance to purchase a permanent name engraving on the memorial to celebrate the life of a loved one they’ve lost to prostate cancer. 

One of the names featured on the memorial is that of footballing great, former England, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Ray Clemence, whose son Stephen paid tribute:

“The fact nobody has a bad word to say about my dad says so much. He was such a great man, full of so much knowledge and you couldn’t not listen to him. He lit up every room he was in.

“He was also a tireless campaigner for Prostate Cancer UK for many years, and it’s a cause that me and my family will continue to support. So, it’s wonderful to be able to see his name etched on the new Prostate Cancer Memorial.

“Whenever I see Prostate Cancer UK’s Man of Men badge, I think of him. The charity work so hard to raise awareness and funds and dad was a big part of that. It’s a truly spectacular structure and a fitting legacy to my dad, and all the men taken too early by this horrible disease.

“I know what this disease can do to families. That’s why the great work from Prostate Cancer UK must continue.”

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About prostate cancer:

> Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
> More than 11,500 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that's one man every 45 minutes.
> More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day.
> 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This raises to 1 in 4 for black men. 
> Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
> A 30-second online risk checker is available at prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checker  
> Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for black men or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they may wish to speak to their GP from age 45.
> Prostate cancer often has no symptoms so men shouldn’t wait to see changes before they act.
> Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 8pm on Monday, 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays.

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