About Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC)
Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC) is a nonprofit organization developing a grassroots network of women volunteers who have been adversely affected by prostate cancer. The organization at its core has advocates, widows, healthcare professionals, and caregivers working in collaboration to bring an end to prostate cancer. We aim to provide support for women and their families affected by prostate cancer through providing access to resources and supportive programming. WAPC is a tool for women to harness the power of their voices as being affected by prostate cancer and advance national and state-based policy, media, and educational efforts. WAPC was established in 2007.
Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC) is a national organization working to unite the voices and provide support for the millions of women and their families affected by prostate cancer. WAPC advocates prostate cancer education, public awareness, screenings, legislation, and treatment options.
The organization is comprised of women affected by prostate cancer, working in collaboration with healthcare providers and other organizations. Our volunteer leadership is based at the state and regional levels.
Statement of Need
To put it simply, prostate cancer (and the health of men) has not been receiving the attention, funding, and support it deserves. One in six men born today will be diagnosed with prostate caner in their lifetime. In 2012, the National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 240,000 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, resulting in more than 28,000 deaths. Prostate cancer does not affect men in isolation, it often has a devastating effect on entire families, especially women. Women Against Prostate Cancer aims to bring together and support women who have been affected by the disease, using their passion and determination to further funding, advocacy, and education of the disease.
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