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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

bdhilton
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Looking for ways to show your support for prostate cancer research this September? Check out the upcoming events below.

Advance on Washington: Pushing for Progress in Prostate Cancer
Washington, DC
September 13 – 18, 2010

Advance on Washington week will bring together the nation’s leading researchers, medical professionals and advocates to discuss the latest developments in prostate cancer and push for more progress in fighting the disease.

The week's activities include:

PCF will host its annual Scientific Retreat. (Invited researchers only.)
PCF will host a free Survivors & Supporters Breakfast on Tuesday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Charlie Wilson supports PCF at a special benefit concert for prostate cancer on Thursday, September 16 at 8p.m. Read the press release for ticket information.
ZERO is hosting its 2010 Summit to End Prostate Cancer on September 14-16. Registration is free to the public.
PHEN will be hosting its "Sixth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" from September 16-17. Sessions are open to the public at no cost.
The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program is hosting a Men’s Summit on September 18-19. Registration is free.
At a special press conference on September 14, PCF will announce Five-Points, endorsed by leading cancer organizations, that can advance crucial progress in prostate cancer. During the week, the Five-Points will be sent to our Nation’s leaders and discussed with Congressional leaders.

Other September Events
Although most of the events listed below are not benefiting the PCF, all are raising awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.

California
September 11-12, 2010
Prostate Cancer Conference, a conference sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA
September 25, 2010 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cruisin' for a Cure in Costa Mesa, CA

Colorado
September 25, 2010 8:00 AM
The Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer in Denver, CO

Florida
September 11, 2010
Inaugural Prostate Cancer Awareness Run in Tampa Bay, FL

September 11, 2010
2010 Prostate Health & Wellness Expo in Gainesville, FL

Illinois
September 6, 2010
The Quad City Marathon in Chicago, IL

September 19, 2010
6th Annual SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run in Chicago, IL

September 26, 2010 7:30 AM
Quad Cities Marathon Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer in Moline, IL

Indiana
September 18, 2010 9:00AM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Carmel, IN

Kansas
September 19, 2010 8:00 AM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Overland Park, KS to Kansas City, MO

September 24, 2010 11:00 AM
6th Annual Faith - Love - Hope - Win Foundation Golf Tournament in Leawood, KS

Maryland
September 26, 2010
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (5K and 1 mile Fun Walk) in Baltimore, MD

Minnesota
September 25, 2010 9:00 AM
The Hartford PACE Race for Prostate Cancer in Minneapolis, MN

Missouri
September 19, 2010 8:00 AM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Overland Park, KS to Kansas City, MO

New York
September 12, 2010 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (free prostate cancer screening and info)
Long Island Cruizin' for a Cure in Long Island, NY

September 19, 2010 10:00 AM
Dash for Dad in Buffalo, NY

Ohio
September 12, 2010 8:30 AM (free prostate cancer screening and info)
Blue Ribbon 10K for Prostate Cancer in Youngstown, OH

Pennsylvania
September 10, 2010 6:00 PM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Harriburg, PA

Tennessee
September 11, 2010 3:00 PM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Memphis, TN

September 11, 2010 7:30 AM
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Nashville, TN

Texas
September 18, 2010 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure in Fort Worth, TX

Virginia
September 26, 2010 8:00 AM
Dash for Dad in DC metro area

Washington, DC
September 26, 2010 8:00 AM
Dash for Dad in DC metro area

Contact Us

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel: 310.570.4700
800.757.CURE (2873)
Fax: 310.570.4701
www.pcf.org

BRONX52
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THANKS FOR SHARING

bdhilton
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no problem...we need to get the word out

Peace

mrspjd
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Glad to see the subject of Sept as PCa Awareness month was reposted. I originally posted info on August 24 on this subject that included links to a few PCa websites that are good preliminary educational resources. For that reason, I believe the info worthy of a repost:

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. For anyone interested in learnng more about PCa, the website www.UsToo.org has a September calendar of nationwide events posted on their site http://www.ustoo.org/Event_Calendar.asp
The September events, both charitable and educational use September, especially, as an opportunity to call attention to the need to raise funds for PCa research (by listing fund raising events) as well as listing events that educate and bring awarenss to this beastly disease.

The "Us Too" PCa website has a connection to the American Cancer Society (ACS) which also sponsors the Cancer Survivors Network--CSN (the site you are on now).

One of the September events scheduled is the annual PCa Conference put on by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), which also has a good educational website. The 2010 PCa Conference is Sept 11-12 @ Los Angeles, CA. A partial list of scheduled conference speakers includes: Stephen Strum, MD; Charles "Snuffy" Meyers, MD; John Mulhall, MD; Dean Ornish, MD, etc. More info is available at the PCRI website
http://www.prostate-cancer.org/pcricms/node/377

JR1949
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Thanks for Sharing the information. Wish some of the activities were closer to me.
I agree that the word needs to be spread. So many people know very little about prostate cancer and how serious it really is.

bdhilton
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JR..If you are interested I would reach out to one of the Prostate groups and organize something in your area... Best to you

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ProfWagstaff
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Thanks for helping to get the word out. I sent a message to all of my co-workers advising them of Protate Cancer awareness month. Pointed out the number of annual diagnoses and the death totals attributed to this each year. Considering the numbers, research on this disease is WAY under-funded. The cause is far les publicized than many otehr cancers.

Swingshiftworker
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"SpiderDan" aka the "Skyscraperman" -- the guy who climbed the Millennium Tower here in San Francisco yesterday (on Labor Day)-- was apparently trying to make a "statement" about the fight against cancer AND about anti-terrorism.

Don't know how the 2 go together and don't know how it would help either "cause," but whatever. You can see what he has to say about it on his blog at: http://skyscraperman.com/?page_id=932.

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