MSP signs up for ‘Men United’ health campaign

Alison McInnes MSP.
Alison McInnes MSP.

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has become the latest big name signing for Men United.

The MSP has given her backing to Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign which uses the language of sport to engage men in the battle against the disease.

Mrs McInnes signed up over a game of table football with staff and volunteers at a Prostate Cancer UK conference exhibition stand.

Commenting, Mrs McInnes said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. Despite this we know that the quality of care and support men with the condition receive varies throughout Scotland.

“To address this I have previously called on NHS Boards to implement Prostate Cancer UK’s excellent quality checklist, and reiterate that call today. Furthermore I am delighted to sign for Men United v Prostate Cancer. It’s a big ask but, working together, I know we can win this.”

Prostate Cancer UK charity partner Scotmid Co-operative, which recently smashed its £150,000 annual fund-raising target for the charity within just six months, is also backing the campaign via a series of events at its stores.

Men United v Prostate Cancer is an integrated television, print and digital campaign which runs until the end of March.

Men - and women - are encouraged to go online and search ‘Men United’ to get involved by testing their knowledge of the disease with a simple quiz, signing for the team and wearing the charity’s ‘Man of Men’ pin badge. To sign for Men United visit: www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited