Regina Holliday has painted a mural on the side of a gas station in Washington DC to tell the story of a day in her husband Fred’s struggle with broken healthcare. At ge 39, Fred was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer.
Category > Awareness Events
TULSA – For the fifth year in a row, KJRH 2 Works for You has partnered with Saint Francis Health Systems to bring the National Prostate Cancer Coalition’s free prostate cancer screenings to Tulsa onboard the Drive Against Prostate Cancer bus.
In addition, this year’s event will also include free screening services by the Tulsa Downtown Lions Club’s Mobile Health Unit (MSU) as well as a blood drive being conducted by the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). The Lions Club will offer free screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, glaucoma, visual acuity, hearing and bone density.
The free screenings and blood drive will be conducted on a first-come, first serve basis from 10am – 6pm on Friday September 18th at Tulsa Promenade Mall (41st & Yale) next to the covered parking lot in front of the 41st Street main entrance.
Read more at Drive Against Prostate Cancer bus returns to Tulsa Bartlesville Live
Phil Masley, now living in Orlando, FL, since his treatment in 2005 has been active creating newsletters and press releases for 13 support groups in Central Florida. Prior to his volunteer work to help raise prostate cancer awareness, Phil was in advertising and sales promotion at GM and involved in PR for four charities in Indianapolis with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
Phil’s two-page newsletter The Florida Prostate Cancer Connection includes items like these below.
Not only during PC Awareness Month
each September, but all year long
BY PHIL MASLEY
Although prostate cancer does not receive the attention it deserves, here is what the President of the United States has to say, along with information on a growing number of events designed to increase awareness and raise funds for research.
University of Mississippi Health Care
UMHC TO OFFER FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS
Sep 16, 2009 – Sep 24, 2009
JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Health Care Cancer Research and Registry will conduct free prostate cancer screenings for African-American men age 40 and older, men age 40 and older with a family history of prostate cancer, and all other men age 45 and older, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 16-17, and Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 23-24, in the University Physicians Pavilion. The screenings will include a digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test. The screenings are by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call (601) 984-1095.
For more information contact Bruce Coleman at (601) 984-4743 or (email@example.com).
Us TOO University Presents:
Estrogen Deficiency Side Effects Due to Androgen Deprivation Therapy.
This free webinar/teleconference with speaker Samir Taneja MD will
take place Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 8pm Eastern,
7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific.
For more information and to RSVP today, go to:
The Ride to Conquer Cancer and raise funds for Louisville, Kentucky’s Norton Cancer Institute is open for online check-ins.
“Over the course of two days, September 26-27, you will cycle on a monumental journey from Louisville to Lexington and back. The Ride will be challenging, but so is cancer. With your help, we can spread awareness and raise funds for cancer care — and one day a cure.”
Drop Everything and fight cancers below the waist! is the slogan of Underwear Affair, a fundraising and awareness event initiated in Canada and now reaching Los Angeles and beyond.
People hit the streets of Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles dressed in everything from briefs and boy-shorts to t-shirts and tracksuits to help fund life-saving research for cancers like prostate, colorectal, cervical, ovarian, and others that occur below the waist.
Runners and walkers of all ages and athletic abilities join in dressed for hilarious fun. After the races, the Underwear Affair party features dancing and an outrageous costume contest.
For video of last year’s event in Vancouver …
Want your city to run a great Prostate Cancer Awareness event?
Watch this 6 min. video of Baltimore’s Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, Sept 14, 2008. We have details of this year’s event.
African American men continue to have the highest rates of prostate cancer on the planet and the greatest risk of dying of the disease. An award-winning documentary entitled The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer, now available on DVD, shows African American men sharing support and info about screening, life-saving choices, and quality of life.
Watch a 1 minute clip:
Discovery & Challenge: The State of Prostate Cancer Research
A Roundtable Discussion with Leading U.S. Experts
Alvin Chin, Prostate Cancer Survivor & Advocate, Virginia Prostate Coalition, joins oncologists Howard Scher MD, Donald S. Coffey, PhD, Peter S. Nelson, MD and representatives from research and the Pharma industry for a round table discussion April 23.
You can make your voice heard by joining the conference by phone and emailing questions during the Q&A period.
Hosted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, this round table discussion will feature commentary from eight U.S. experts in the field of prostate cancer research and treatment. The program will focus on the following areas:
* The current prevalence of prostate cancer
* Reaching beyond the PSA screening debate
* Promising scientific breakthroughs
* Challenges ahead for research and discovery
* Funding for continued research
* Models for furthering progress
The National Press Club – First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.
and via telephone access