Know the Score
During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, players, managers and personalities from the world of professional football show their support for the annual Know the Score campaign. Know the Score sees clubs, charities and governing bodies, including the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and League Managers Association (LMA), unite to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms.
The main aim is to end the perception that bowel cancer only affects older people - in fact it affects men and women of any age and the key to successful treatment is early diagnosis. The campaign is the brainchild of former Millwall, Charlton and QPR goalkeeper Nicky Johns, whose son Stephen died of bowel cancer at the age of 26.
As well as the PFA and LMA, it is supported by Bowel Cancer UK, Beating Bowel Cancer, the Men’s Health Forum, The Bobby Moore Fund, the Adam Stansfield Foundation and the Mr Brightside Project (set up by Nicky in 2011). The 2018 campaign also marks eight years since the popular former Exeter, Yeovil and Hereford striker Adam Stansfield died from bowel cancer at the age of 31.
Support for the campaign has come from the likes of Alan Pardew, Andros Townsend, Troy Deeney, Jack Wilshere, James Milner, Les Ferdinand, Faye White, Martin Peters, Rachel Yankey, Karen Bardsley and Lianne Sanderson, along with managers such as Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce, Roberto Martinez and Mick McCarthy wearing the Star of Hope badge.
The momentum continues to build ahead of this year's campaign with t-shirts, badges and boards ready and clubs preparing to host their #KnowTheScore matchdays in April.— Know The Score (@KnowTheScoreUK) February 27, 2018
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