Part 2 - Cancer Climb for Prostate Awareness- Yosemite

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Healthy Life Video

In August and September of 2008, two teams of prostate cancer veterans, their family members and supporters will be raising awareness about the prostate cancer epidemic by being part of mountain climbing expeditions here in the United States and in Africa. These expeditions have two primary objectives: 1) raise critically needed funding for education and outreach programs, 2) inspire men and their families with a message of hope. Prostate cancer will affect one in five families in the United States and has reached epidemic proportions. This is the 7th year for these “Prostate Cancer Climbs”. Prior climbs have raised over 0000 USD for prostate cancer awareness and education programs. The first expedition in 2001, known as the Hap Weyman Memorial Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, climbed Mt Aconcagua in the Argentine Andes and was spearheaded by Dr Terry Weyman. Since then, annual climbs have included Mt Kilimanjaro, Yosemite, the Colorado Rockies, Mt Blanc in the French Alps and El Misti in the Peruvian Andes. The 2008 expeditions will be revisiting Kilimanjaro and the Yosemite High Country. The Prostate Awareness Foundation, the non-profit organization that sponsors these expeditions provides men and their families with information about available treatment options both conventional and alternative. It also offers guidance about preventative measures, nutritional support and stress management techniques. The object is to help men and their families take a proactive

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