In Honor of My Father...Freddie Lee Rose
My dad survived prostate cancer for many years because he was detected early which was key. In his honor, I’m sure that he is proud to know that I took up the gaunlet to spread awareness, raise funds and do whatever it takes to use this knowledge to help men and their families.
This February 24-27, 2019, I will be heading to Washington, D.C. for my 9th year of advocacy for policies supporting prostate cancer research, access to care, and funding for local cancer prevention and awareness programs.
By participating in ZERO's Summit means making a difference in the fight against prostate cancer. I will be meeting with survivors, patients, caregivers, family members, and other advocates as well as receiving the latest updates on prostate cancer developments from ZERO's Medical Advisory Board members that will arm me with knowledge to share with my community.
Last year, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer successfully led the fight to save medical research at the Department of Defense (DoD) earning a $10M increase in funding with the dedicated support of Congressional champions, grassroots advocates, and like-minded organizations. I was proud to play a part in this achievement.
Researchers have and continue to discover new techniques and more efficient treatments. Of course early detection is crucial which is why men are strongly encouraged to get checked out on a regular basis. I've heard many men say that some men are absolutely terrified to get tested. This is a fear that they must overcome if they value their lives. Death does not discriminate.
One in seven fathers, sons, brothers, partners, and friends will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including more than 180,000 throughout the U.S. this year.
I am proud to take my voice to our nation’s capitol to advocate on behalf of you, prostate cancer patients and their families.
Please support me by making a tax-deductible contribution today!
Your donation will help the hundreds of thousands of men, possibly yours. These policies impact every day as well as patient programs that go directly to helping men and their families, free testing, educational programs, and more.
Help me raise money for prostate cancer research and make a difference in the lives of men and their families, our brothers and sisters.
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