Friday, May 13, 2011

National Man Day - June 15, 2011

Be a Man to End Prostate Cancer

Being a man also means being healthy and knowing your risks about prostate cancer. So while you are chopping wood, hosting a poker night or going four-wheeling, register your activity to raise funds for prostate cancer early detection programs and research for a cure.

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes! Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer death, killing a man every 18 minutes. Yet, there is hope: 99 percent survive when it's caught early.

Proceeds raised by National Man Day activities will support ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer and its mission to end prostate cancer through awareness, outreach, advocacy and research. ZERO operates the Drive Against Prostate Cancer—the only national mobile testing program for the disease. Since the Drive began in 2002, ZERO has tested more than 110,000 men and saved an estimated 11,000 lives through early detection. ZERO has also worked to infuse more than $2 billion of new federal funding for prostate cancer research to find a cure.

Your Benefits for Registering Event

  • Your own personal fundraising website
  • Fundraising advice and support up to, during and after National Man Day
  • A National Man Day t-shirt
  • The opportunity to make your MAN goals a reality
Register Now for National Man Day For more about National Man Day, visit

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Prostate Cancer Research Program

Help Protect Federal Research Funding
Contact Your Congressman by May 12
The Federal Government is the largest funder of prostate cancer research in the world. The most crucial piece of advancing new treatments is the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense. IT ONLY GETS FUNDED IF CONGRESS ADDS IT EACH YEAR. That’s where you come in! 
WE NEED YOU to write Congress before May 13! The DOD research program rushes new treatments from the science bench to the patient’s bedside. In the last six months, DOD funding has lead FDA approval of XGeva and Zytiga—two treatments helping late stage prostate cancer patients.
In this environment of government cuts, we need your voice heard on Capitol Hill to ensure that the program continues to receive critical funding to advance prostate cancer research. CLICK HERE to write your Congressman today!

Write Congress Today!

women's health week 2011

                                          IT'S OUR TIME!
National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women's health. The theme for 2011 is "It's Your Time." National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Those steps include:

  • Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both, each week
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
  • Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress