Fighting prostate cancer, one step at a time
Here's the big pitch. I'm matching donations until I reach my current goal of $5000 and there are just a few days before the walk!
I realized I hadn't told you, dear reader, why I'm doing this.
I'm very lucky. I was diagnosed with a small amount of low-score prostate cancer in June of 2007, and had a prostatectomy (surgical removal) in October, 2007. I needed no additional treatments, and I have been cancer free ever since.
I've met many men who were not so lucky. Their cancer was more advanced when found, it had progressed out of the prostate, surgery alone wasn't enough, and many are on various drugs trying to slow the advance of their cancer. These men & their families are why I'm trying so hard to raise money for ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer.
I'm truly gratified with all the support I've received so far. If you've given, thank you. If you haven't, please think about doing so. Whether you have donated, have not, or cannot, please forward this onto anyone you think might be interested.
I reached my first stretch goal, so I'm bumping the goal up to $5000. There is less than a week to the event, so it's time to work on this with gusto.
This year, I'm going to walk it in a Black Watch tartan utility kilt, with a newly rebuilt neck. I had 3 disks in my neck fused on September 10, and my recovery is going very well. I'm already walking 2.5 miles, to the 5K should be no problem on the 16th.
I'm going to continue to match donations for as long as I can afford it!
If you are local, and would like to walk with Michele (my lovely wife in the picture with me) and me, consider joining my team.
One in nine fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, partners, and friends will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 7,490 men in North Carolina this year alone.
I'm participating in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk because I want to put an end to prostate cancer. Please support me by making a tax-deductible contribution today!
Your donation provides much needed funds for research, education and awareness, and patient assistance for prostate cancer patients in our local community.
Team up with me to fight prostate cancer; you’ll feel proud knowing you’ve helped save lives.
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