Prostate cancer is a major threat to men, but it can be managed. It can be managed by raising awareness and that is the reason that Skip is planning an IMPRESSIVE effort. He will paddle his kayak, over 1700 miles from Chicago to New York City. He had named this journey “Paddling for Prostate in ’08.”
By drawing attention to prostate cancer, Iím hoping more men will get prostate check ups, PSA testing and cause more research to focus on prostate cancer.
Whenís the last time you heard someone talk about prostate cancer?
- 1 in 6 men is at a lifetime risk of prostate cancer
- In the US 1 new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed every 2.5 minutes.
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
- So, paddle along with me, even if it is only for a mile. And for those of you who are shore bound, give a wave of encouragement to spur me on!