Prostate cancer events take the fight against prostate cancer directly into American communities. Various cancer support groups plan events across the country, and neighbors join in camaraderie and compassion to save lives. From marathon runs to black tie galas, there is an event to suit every interest. Here are 6 cancer support organizations and the events they sponsor.
1. National Prostate Health Month
National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) was established in the United States to educate the public about prostate health issues. It encourages cancer screenings and furthers the advancement of scientific research. It reminds people to wear a light blue ribbon in honor of those who survived or died from prostate cancer.
2. Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign to education men about prostate health screenings and early cancer detection. According to the campaign tagline, Pints for Prostates is “reaching men through the universal language of beer.” The founder makes appearances at beer events around the country. He also makes his presence known on social networks and other media outlets.
3. Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) provides information about prostate cancer and cancer awareness events. It is the result of one man’s personal battle with prostate cancer. PCAP focuses on early detection through an early warning tool called ProstateTracker. This free tool helps men track their annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results.
4. Prostate Conditions Education Council
The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) helps men find prostate cancer screenings and other health events. They coordinate outreach programs and fundraising events like runs, walks, bike rides and golf tournaments.
5. Us TOO and SEA Blue
Us TOO is an international organization that provides educational information and support services for men and their families. Their mission is to provide hope and improve lives, and their vision is a world without prostate cancer. Us TOO sponsors several SEA Blue — SEA for support, education and advocacy — walk/run events around the country.
6. ZERO Prostate Cancer
ZERO Prostate Cancer is a national organization on a mission to end prostate cancer. They lead the fight by advancing research, providing education, encouraging action and delivering support to men with prostate cancer. The ZERO Run/Walk represents the commitment to their mission. The organization sponsors more than 3 dozen runs across the country.