Welcome to Ray's Fundraising Page to Fight Prostate Cancer
This November, I'm putting down the razor again, and picking up the cause by participating in the Grow & Give campaign with ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. It is the second largest cancer killer of men, following lung cancer. More than 29,000 men will die this year from prostate cancer (81 men every day).
At the end of 2016 this became very personal. During my annual physical, I learned my PSA levels were high, months later, I found out that I had prostate cancer. I had absolutely NO symptoms and led a very healthy lifestyle. After further testing, I was stunned to learn that the cancer had spread beyond my prostate to my bones and lymph nodes - ie. it was STAGE 4, Metastatic PC!
I had hormone reduction surgery, but, after 6 months, through regular check-ups, I discovered that the cancer had become resistant to the treatment and was spreading again. Fortunately, there have been advances in Prostate Cancer research that have resulted in new drugs and diagnostic options. I started taking a new medication, and current indications are (finger crossed) it is working well for me.
I want to encourage ALL of you to SCHEDULE your annual physical, learn about your family histories, and ask your doctors about recommended tests for your age and risk factors. Also, I’d like to ask you to consider donating to this fundraiser. Your donation will help fund research, patient programs that go directly to helping men and their families, free testing, educational programs, and more.
Please support me by making a tax-deductible contribution today!
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