Charlton to host PSA Testing at The Valley ahead of Scunthorpe United game

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Charlton Athletic’s home game against Scunthorpe United at The Valley on April 22nd will see the club offer PSA blood tests as part of Men’s Health Awareness Day.

The PSA Testing, undertaken by the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal, will be available for both sets of fans from 11.45am-2.45pm in the Fans’ Bar.

The blood test, aimed at men over the age of 45, can help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer – the most common cancer in men in the UK.

Last season Charlton became the first club to host PSA Testing on a matchday and more than 300 people, including manager Lee Bowyer, got tested ahead of his first game in charge against Plymouth Argyle.

Charlton’s Player Liaison Officer Tracey Leaburn, who lost her father to Prostate Cancer has been leading the initiative.

Jason Euell at last year’s PSA Test event at The Valley

She said: “Last year’s event was groundbreaking and I was so proud of the way the Charlton family came together to support it.

“Since then it has been really good to see other clubs getting involved by doing PSA testing on matchdays.

“Last year we had 300 men tested and 10 of those received red letters after the event.

“We’d like to urge people to get involved again this year. You are supposed to get tested once a year, so even those that got tested last year, I would urge you to come back again this year.

“It is so important to catch Prostate Cancer early, it could save your life. So please get April 22nd in your diary.”

Other than a minimum donation of £5, the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal will fund the remainder of the tests’ costs and you can find out more information about the charity HERE.

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