The following is a list of activities taking place around the country for NPCA Month:
California Prostate Cancer Coalition
- For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, the State of California continues to implement its IMPACT/PCPT program; and community organizations and individuals are active through a variety of public education and awareness activities.
- Use this link to see a summary of the IMPACT/PCPT program.
Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition
- Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 25-mile bike race to support Prostate Cancer Awareness.
- Use this link to view and download the Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Event Flyer - PDF
- Use this link to view and download the Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Press Release - PDF
Hawaii Prostate Cancer Coalition
- All month, our banner will hang at the State Capital building urging men to speak with their doctors about PC.
- We will be lighting Honolulu Hale (City Hall) blue for the entire month.
- In conjunction with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, we will be conducting tours of their facility and the second annual Prostate Cancer Forum on 9/23.
- We will be appearing on a local morning TV show, HNN Sunrise, on the local CBS and NBC affiliates 9/15.
- The hour long Body Show on the local National Public Radio affiliate will be devoted to PC 9/14.
North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
- Tuesday, Sept. 2, 11:30 am, Us TOO Baylor/Dallas, Prostate Cancer Survivor Celebration Luncheon http://www.ntxpcacoalition.org/baylor-d.php: Dr. Hutson: “Prostate Cancer Treatment Update.”
- Monday, Sept. 14, 4:30 pm, Man to Man, UT Southwestern, Dr. Ganesh Raj: “Emerging Pharmacologic Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer” - New Location: James Aston Ambulatory Care Center.
- Saturday, Sept. 19, 10-4 pm, Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure, Car Show and PCa Screening, Downtown Fort Worth.
- Monday, Sept. 21, Urology Research & Education Foundation, Pros and Joe’s Annual Golf Tournament, Brookhaven Country Club, Honoree: Dallas Mavericks’ Coach Rick Carlisle.
Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition
- Tuesday, Sept. 1: Kick off for “Get Your Pink and Blue On Fitness Challenge” with partner Carlisle Family YMCA, Carlisle Family YMCA, 311 South West St., Carlisle, PA.
- Friday, Sept. 4, 5:00 - 8:00 pm: Downtown Carlisle First Friday Pints for Prostates with partner Carlisle Regional Medical Center at various restaurants in downtown Carlisle.
- Saturday, Sept. 5, 6:00 pm: Lancaster Barnstormers Car Show with PPCC with partner Lancaster Barnstormers Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince St., Lancaster, PA.
- Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm: Prostate Cancer Symposium with partner Urology of Central Pennsylvania Brady Building Auditorium, Harrisburg Hospital, 205 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA.
- Monday, Sept. 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm: News and Brews / Pints for Prostates Mash Up with partners WITF and Zeroday Brewing Company Zeroday Brewing Company, 250 Reily St, Harrisburg, PA.
- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:00 pm: Pints for Prostates with partner The Desmond Hotel - The Restaurants of The Desmond, 1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA.
- Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:00 pm: Pints for Prostates with partner Lancaster Barnstormers Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince St., Lancaster, PA.
- Tuesday, Sept. 22, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm: PPCC Annual Meeting, Rally, & Survivor Celebration with partners Sen. Bob Mensch, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, and Astellas. Various locations, Harrisburg, PA.
- Friday, Sept. 25, 5:00 pm: ZERO 5K Race with performance by musician Jimmy Charles with partners Urology of Central PA, ZERO, and Jimmy Charles. City Island, Harrisburg, PA.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:00 pm: Pints for Prostates with partner The Desmond Hotel, The Restaurants of The Desmond, 1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA.
Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control
- Mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming Proclamation recognizing NPCA and deeming September as Prostate Cancer Awareness month in Cheyenne.
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
- For September we have 15 education and screening events on the books.
- In addition this is our 3rd annual Blue Ribbon Campaign – all the high schools and colleges in the state will wear Blue Ribbon decals on their football helmets for home games during September – we have PSA announcements at every game and on game radio broadcasts about prostate cancer awareness. At many of the games, prostate cancer survivors will participate in pregame activities.
- This year every college in the Southeastern Conference will host a prostate cancer awareness game to recognize retired SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, a prostate cancer survivor.
- The governor has issued a proclamation declaring September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition
- A proclamation recognizing Prostate Cancer Awareness Month has been issued by the Governor.
- The NHPCC will have displays in 4 City Halls, 10 libraries and the Manchester Health Department. Seven books on prostate cancer together with 100 bookmarks will be given to 10 separate libraries from Nashua to Plymouth.
- Prostate cancer awareness coasters (10,000) and posters (100) will be distributed to restaurants throughout the state.
Assembly of Petworth, Washington D.C.
- September 17 & 18: Prostate cancer awareness and screening event at the Washington Convention Center in conjunction with the Prostate Health Education Network [ PHEN ], the Congressional Black Caucus, Howard University and/or George Washington University Cancer Center. Events will include workshops, panel discussions and screenings.
- Additionally, my organization in conjunction with Howard University Cancer Center will be doing prostate cancer screening in the African American / Latino-Hispanic / African [ Ethiopian / Nigeria / Cameroon ] /Caribbean, Asian [Korean] and Native American communities.
September was first designated National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) by the American Foundation for Urological Disease (AFUD) in 1999. AFUD is now known as the Urology Care Foundation. Originally the aims of observing NPHM were more restricted, concentrating on making the public better informed about prostate health issues
In 2001, Senate Resolution 138 sponsored by Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) endorsed the week and affirmed that Prostate Health Month would be observed annually. In a 2003 presidential proclamation, President George W. Bush voiced his support for the month, but instead of designating the month to be for prostate health in general, specifically named the month National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (NPCA).
NPCA is observed every September in the United States by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the issue serves the purpose of:
- Increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health
- Providing easily accessible prostate health screenings
- Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate related diseases and
- Advocating for further research on prostate health issues.
The 11th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions will take place October 2-4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
The meeting locale is the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. The meeting will kick off “unofficially” with a welcoming reception on Friday, October 2.
The meeting will officially start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3 with breakfast first. It will go until 5:00 p.m., including lunch, and then there will be a formal Reception with heavy hors-d’oeuvres starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. On Sunday, October 3, the Meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast and will go to noon.
We have a very exciting agenda planned, including how to strengthen and develop your state prostate cancer coalition, multi-topic panels from industry, the latest information in molecular imaging and immunotherapy, what’s new in advanced prostate cancer and talks on sexual intimacy and prostate cancer (by the same speakers as recently presented at the Us TOO 25th Anniversary Symposium).
We will also conduct breakout sessions on our Public Policy Advocacy and Education and Awareness Core Strategic Priorities and elections will be held for Board members and Officers of NASPCC.
Perhaps most importantly, the meeting will provide a collegial and collaborative environment loaded with information and idea sharing that will assist state and coalition representatives of NASPCC with their prostate cancer activities when they return home!