Category Archives: Awareness Events

A Mural for a Cancer Patient Tells a Story of Broken Healthcare

Regina Holliday prepares her supplies for a day of painting. Photo by Maggie Starbard, NPR.
Regina Holliday prepares her supplies for a day of painting. Photo by Maggie Starbard, NPR.

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.

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Drive Against Prostate Cancer bus returns to Tulsa, Sept 18

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.

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Florida Prostate Cancer Connection

Phil MasleyPhil 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.
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UMHC TO OFFER FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS

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 (bcoleman@pubaffairs.umsmed.edu).

Teleconference: Estrogen Deficiency Side Effects Due to Androgen Deprivation Therapy

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:
http://www.ustooevents.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=2700