September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and many of the leading patient advocacy organizations coordinate key activities for patients and prostate cancer advocates during this month.
Here is a list of such key activities being coordinated by the members of PCPC3 during September 2013:
- The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) will be coordinating hundreds of free men’s health and prostate cancer early detection events across America; testing varies at each site, but these physician-based events offer education, prostate physical exams, and men’s health screenings. To find a location near you, please visit the PCEC Screening Site Finder.
- Malecare will run two new online campaigns through out the month: one in which they interview African American patients and caregivers about their prostate cancer experience (click here to sign up as a volunteer for an interview) and a new prostate cancer awareness campaign called TOPOFF, which you can find out about here and then contribute your own shirtless selfie!
- Us TOO International has slated the 11th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run for Sunday, September 13, in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL. Register with the code SEABLUESUMMER and receive a discount of $5.00. Event donations will help to fund the work of Us TOO, providing hope and improving the lives of those affected by prostate cancer through Support, Education and Advocacy/awareness.
- The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will be holding its 11th Annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit in Washington, DC, on September 17 and 18. For complete details, and to register, please click here. All sessions will also be webcast live at http://www.rapcancer.org.
- Individual members of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions will be holding a wide variety of local and regional events in specific regions across America. Examples include: a 25-mile bike race to support prostate cancer awareness in Delaware; lighting the city hall blue in Honolulu, HI; a screening program in Fort Worth, TX; and multiple “Pints for Prostates” events in Pennsylvania.
- Staff from Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments (PAACT) will be exhibiting at the annual PCRI conference in Los Angeles on September 11-13 and speaking at events in Lansing, MI (on September 3) and Sarasota, FL (on September 17).
- Prostate Cancer International will continue to report most of the prostate cancer news that’s fit to print (and some that maybe isn’t) through The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink throughout the month.
PCPC3 — the patient-centered prostate cancer collaborative coalition — is a group of independent, not-for-profit, patient-centric organizations whose primary goals include the education and support of men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their family members and care-givers, and all men at risk for prostate cancer. For more information about PCPC3, please visit the PCPC3 web site.