With this weekend’s game being dedicated to supporting World Cancer Day – which is officially yesterday – on Friday 4th February 2022, Rotherham United would like to remind our supporters of the efforts of our very own Angus MacDonald in the battle against this terrible disease.
Having been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in 2019 whilst with Hull City and subsequently battling his way to receive the fantastic news that he was ‘all clear’ in December of the same year, Angus has remained committed to the fight against cancer by forming his own charity The Angus MacDonald Foundation.
The AMF was founded to raise awareness and highlight the importance of early diagnosis, especially to younger people under the age of 30 with Bowel Cancer and other cancers. Alongside his career, Angus has continued to work hard to hold events and competitions, whilst working in partnership with the NHS and other cancer charities.
There are many ways in which you can support Angus’ efforts in the battle against cancer, one of which is by making a donation to the charity in return for an Angus MacDonald Foundation baseball cap.
Having teamed up with leading fashion brand Bandit Golf Apparel, Millers fans can get their hands on a blackout Suede Trucker hat, with 90% of the profit from each sale going to the AMF.
If you are interested in buying one to support the Angus MacDonald Foundation this World Cancer Day, you can do so by stopping by the Community Sports Trust’s Fanzone trailer on the forecourt of AESSEAL New York Stadium ahead of the game or by visiting the following link:
If baseball caps aren’t your thing, you can always subscribe and donate to the Angus MacDonald Foundation on their website:
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game with Accrington Stanley, Angus explained a bit more about his off-field efforts to tackle Bowel Cancer:
“World Cancer Day does a brilliant job in raising awareness and with us having a home game this weekend, with the help of the club and the fans, it would be great to continue that in Rotherham.
“A lot of us are unfortunate enough to know, or have known somebody suffering with cancer, and there are so many types of it out there.
“I produced the hats for the foundation to try and get people wearing something that would also raise awareness on a daily basis, and the Community Sports Trust have very kindly offered to sell them to supporters ahead of the game with Accrington on Saturday.
“All profits from those go towards the foundation which specifically aims to support Bowel Cancer research – something which is obviously very close to my heart.
“I’m working hard alongside my playing career to really generate some awareness around people being checked more regularly for it – particularly those under the age of 30.
“The sooner you get checked, the sooner you can be diagnosed and that usually makes for a better outcome.
“It would be greatly appreciated if people could either make a donation or buy a hat to support what we’re trying to do through the Angus MacDonald Foundation.”