Brian’s vital message up for an award
DON’T Fear Your Foe, a short film by Prostate Cancer UK about life-long Millwall fan Brian Kilgannon, is up for a prize at the Charity Film Awards this week.
The film is based around a letter Brian, who was diagnosed in his late 40s, wrote to his fellow Lions’ fans to raise awareness of the disease and urge them not to ignore any symptoms.
Brian, who has since died, is filmed reading his poignant words at Millwall’s New Den home in front of what appears to be a full crowd.
But, at the end, it’s revealed he’s actually in an empty stadium, emphasising his message of the stark consequences of men being too proud and ignoring problems.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with 11,000 dying in the UK each year.
The winners will be announced at BAFTA on Wednesday with the charity, who have teamed up with the Football League since 2012, a finalist following two stages of judging. Prostate Cancer UK chief executive Angela Culhane said: “Brian’s story is one that is sadly all-toofamiliar. However, by acting now and fighting this disease we can help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”
Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses can be contacted on 0800 074 8383. Alternatively, check out www.prostatecanceruk.org
FIGHTING A KILLER: The film about Brian