Sunday, September 27, 2009

Prostate Awareness Week

September 21-27, 2009.

Some of our celebrities came out with blue faces to promote prostate awareness week. I was at this Coffee Club where 5 cts from every coffee went to this cause. Nobody in my family has prostate cancer, but you will be surprised how many are affected.


Did you know that a man is 33% more likely to get prostate cancer
than a woman is to get breast cancer? It's true.
A husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, friend dies
every 17 minutes of every day from Prostate Cancer

Are you a male 40-75
or over 35 and African American
or your father or brother had Prostate Cancer?
Get tested! PSA and DRE*

Someone you know may be affected.
One in every six men will get prostate cancer.
35% will be under the age of 65.
There will be over 2.8 million cases of prostate disease reported in 2009.
For over 218,890 men, it will be prostate cancer.
Over 27,050 will die because
they didn't get an examination or didn't act soon enough.
Don't let it be said, "He was too afraid or embarrassed to get tested."
We cannot rest until we win the battle against Prostate Cancer.

In New Zealand, the boys have chosen the http://nz.blueseptember.org/blue_september_home.php

Why blue? It's simple - blue is for boys!

Every year about 600 men in New Zealand die of Prostate Cancer. Fathers, sons, brothers, grandfathers. Gone! This happens because men don’t know how dangerous the disease is, they don’t talk to their doctor about it, they simply don’t do anything about it. This has to stop.

That’s why Blue September is about getting the word out about prostate cancer. If you paint your face blue, donate money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or even tell people, you will be directly helping to lower the death rate and reduce the suffering from this disease.

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