Did you attend Blue for Bob Day on the 13 July 2021 at the England's Royal London International versus Pakistan? If you did and got a test for prostate cancer as a result, we want to hear from you.
We remember it well. At a packed Edgbaston, the ground turned blue for Bob with fans, players, commentators and staff all wearing blue in celebration of Bob’s life and the world-famous Barmy Army, donning big blue wigs as their nod to the great man.
There was phenomenal support from Edgbaston, the ECB, and Sky Sports Cricket, which meant that all day the crowd and those watching at home could celebrate Bob’s life with fantastic footage and tributes while raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the UK, killing 11,500 men a year. 1 in 8 men gets prostate cancer, increasing to 1 in 4 if you are black. There is still no national screening programme. We need better and quicker ways to detect prostate cancer and this is the core purpose of The Bob Willis Fund, with the majority of the money raised going to specific, prostate cancer diagnosis projects.
Bob was a healthy 66-year-old when he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in April 2016. He underwent every treatment thrown at him without complaint. He died three years and eight months later in December 2019, aged 70.
If you watched the coverage on Sky or came to the game itself and got tested for prostate cancer as a result, we want to hear from you. Please contact Bob’s wife Lauren.
For more information about The Bob Willis Fund or to get involved in our work this year please visit www.bobwillisfund.org.