Friday, November 5, 2010

Zero CEO, Skip Lockwood

At ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease, but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.

                                                           
My years advocating for increased funding and legislation on Capitol Hill have allowed me to make connections with survivors, care-givers, urologists, advocates, and cause supporters from across the country.
I am pictured with my friends-survivors, Henry and James, and my dear friend, Sherry Galloway.
Three years ago, Sherry's 36 year old son Jeremy, was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
He was a vibrant, fit and active young man and their family had no history of prostate cancer. 
He suffered tremendously and died a year and a half after diagnosis. 

Jeremy was her only child.
This is further evidence-Prostate Cancer is NOT an "old man's disease", as many believe.
I am in awe of her strength and impacts she's made while speaking on behalf of Zero at Congressional hearings to increase funding for Prostate Cancer.
My friend Mitch Laurance, actor (Matlock), ESPN Golf Commentator and Prostate Cancer Survivor at the Summit.  He's an incredible inspiration to men everywhere!
Mitch serves as Vice Chair and Spokesperson for Zero

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