Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies at 64

bdhilton
bdhilton Member Posts: 846 Member
edited January 1 in Prostate Cancer #1
http://www.billboard.com/news/rock-guitarist-ronnie-montrose-dies-at-64-1006357152.story

Dan Fogolberg died 56, Frank Zappa 52, Johnny Ramone 55, and the list goes on and on….Donate to research!

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  • hunter49
    hunter49 Member Posts: 239 Member
    I wonder if they just never
    I wonder if they just never had a check for PC or had very aggressive forms?
  • Beau2
    Beau2 Member Posts: 261
    hunter49 said:

    I wonder if they just never
    I wonder if they just never had a check for PC or had very aggressive forms?

    Donations ad Checkups
    BD and Hunter,

    Good points.

    In the 3 plus years I've been involved with my PCa, I've never donated to anyone involved in PCa research. I just didn't think about it. Time to change. Any suggestions? Maybe AMC?

    On the checking for PC .... I'm still disaapointed about the recommendations that were made to not do screening because of the possibility (and cost?) of over treatment. Now I've read of doctors not doing the screening based on the recommendations. WTH! I continue to recommend annnual PSAs and DREs.

    In the US, approximately 30,000 guys die of PCa each year. 30,000 good reason to donate to PCa research and to encourage annual screening.

    Thanks for the posts.
  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,339 Member
    Beau2 said:

    Donations ad Checkups
    BD and Hunter,

    Good points.

    In the 3 plus years I've been involved with my PCa, I've never donated to anyone involved in PCa research. I just didn't think about it. Time to change. Any suggestions? Maybe AMC?

    On the checking for PC .... I'm still disaapointed about the recommendations that were made to not do screening because of the possibility (and cost?) of over treatment. Now I've read of doctors not doing the screening based on the recommendations. WTH! I continue to recommend annnual PSAs and DREs.

    In the US, approximately 30,000 guys die of PCa each year. 30,000 good reason to donate to PCa research and to encourage annual screening.

    Thanks for the posts.

    choices
    The Relay for Life, which is done locally throughout the USA raises money for the AMC. If you look at the tab on the left you will see "Relay for Life". I have been attending and supporting during the last three years. The charity is for all cancers, not only for prostate cancer. Since my Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, this works.

    Additionally I support a local non affiliatd prostate support group that does a good job.

    Others are:

    American Cancer Society (Man to Man)
    1-800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org (look for "In my community" or contact your local ACS office)
    National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions
    www.naspcc.com
    www.thewellnesscommunity.org (also known as "the cancer support community") Search/Google each name along with the name of your city; check/call to determine if a PCa group is offered.
    Malecare, Inc.
    212-844-8369 in New York City
    www.Malecare.com
    Canadian Prostate Cancer Network
    www.cpcn.org
    1-866-810-CPCN (2726) in Lakefield, ON

    www.prostate.com

    many more links www.prostateforum.org

    other support groups in southern california

    www.prostateforum.org/support gro
  • bdhilton
    bdhilton Member Posts: 846 Member
    Beau2 said:

    Donations ad Checkups
    BD and Hunter,

    Good points.

    In the 3 plus years I've been involved with my PCa, I've never donated to anyone involved in PCa research. I just didn't think about it. Time to change. Any suggestions? Maybe AMC?

    On the checking for PC .... I'm still disaapointed about the recommendations that were made to not do screening because of the possibility (and cost?) of over treatment. Now I've read of doctors not doing the screening based on the recommendations. WTH! I continue to recommend annnual PSAs and DREs.

    In the US, approximately 30,000 guys die of PCa each year. 30,000 good reason to donate to PCa research and to encourage annual screening.

    Thanks for the posts.

    A good cause 100% for us
    IMHO….The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally. These guys are the only organization that are “accelerating” PCa research globally…Check them out

    http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5780287/k.E064/About_PCF.htm
  • Kongo
    Kongo Member Posts: 1,166 Member
    bdhilton said:

    A good cause 100% for us
    IMHO….The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally. These guys are the only organization that are “accelerating” PCa research globally…Check them out

    http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5780287/k.E064/About_PCF.htm

    Agree
    Agree that PCF is a great organization and I give to them generously. Many employers have programs where they match employee contributions to qualifying charities and this is something else those wishing to donate may with to investigate. My employer does this and I am able to get a twofer out of it. There are many worthwhile organizations doing some great things in research. I think that those men who are able should give to the organization that they feel good about. PCF is a great place to start looking at places to donate.

    K
  • mrspjd
    mrspjd Member Posts: 694 Member
    Kongo said:

    Agree
    Agree that PCF is a great organization and I give to them generously. Many employers have programs where they match employee contributions to qualifying charities and this is something else those wishing to donate may with to investigate. My employer does this and I am able to get a twofer out of it. There are many worthwhile organizations doing some great things in research. I think that those men who are able should give to the organization that they feel good about. PCF is a great place to start looking at places to donate.

    K

    Many ways to make charitable PCa donations
    Too bad we need to read the news about the death of “famous” people from PCa to call attention to PCa awareness, education, and charity. The death of John Doe from PCa rarely makes the headlines.

    One of our 3 sons recently married his sweetheart. On their registry for wedding gifts, he and his fiancée (now wife) listed a few of their favorite charities. PCF was one of them. I’m told that beautiful acknowledgement cards from PCF honoring donations made on behalf of the newlyweds are still coming in. Yet another way to make charitable contributions for PCa research and related causes.

    BTW, I’m sure charitable PCa donations are accepted from women as well as men ;)

    mrs pjd
  • Steve1961
    Steve1961 Member Posts: 448 Member

    Here is a list of those living and beat prostate cancer Robert dinero , rudy guiliano , Joe torre . Cal ripkin jr , ben stiller , rod stewart ,colin powell, john kerry , arnold palmer,warren buffet, its not always a death sentence…fight on

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,258 Member

    Most of us currently contributing to this forum seem to be alive as well...

    😀

  • oldspice
    oldspice Member Posts: 50 Member

    Haha Old Salt. Good comment. Yup you can add my name to that list too. We’re all famous I guess. Fight on!