Category: Prostate Cancer Blog

$1,000 scholarship winner with Blue Ribbon Advocacy Alliance

During the month of October, Women Against Prostate Cancer and Blue Ribbon Advocacy Alliance put together the First $1,000 Scholarship Contest for Women Leading the Fight Against Prostate Cancer for the entire community. Applicants had to submit a 500 word essay about their work in helping the prostate cancer community locally or nationally and illustrated […]

First Annual WAPC Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign

During the month of September, Women Against Prostate Cancer held its first Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign on all social media channels asking its community to share their photos describing in one word what has been important to them through their prostate cancer journey. Using WAPC’s hashtag #WAPCcommunity, we received an incredible amount of photos of […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month WAPC Activity

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month WAPC Activity

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to ask you to tell us, in one word, what has been important to you in your battle against prostate cancer. Please send us a photo of you holding a sign with the word you chose and the hashtag #wapccommunity (kira@womenagainstprostatecancer.org). We look forward to seeing them!

Prostate Cancer Roundtable Takes Action!

Prostate Cancer Roundtable Takes Action!

Prostate Cancer Roundtable Commends SSA for Inclusion of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer in Diagnoses Eligible for Compassionate Allowances InitiativeWashington DC, January 15, 2014 – The membership of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable today thanked the Social Security Administration (SAA) and Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, for their announcement that a diagnosis of hormone-refractory prostate cancer would be […]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is here, and while it may mean the end of summer, it’s also a time to get into action, it’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. A time for organizations, the media, and individuals like you to work together and speak out about prostate cancer and the benefits of early detection. Whether you have a busy […]

2013 Blue Ribbon Tea Event

2013 Blue Ribbon Tea Event

The 2013 Blue Ribbon Tea has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 19th during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held on the Hill in Washington, DC.    Co-hosted by Women Against Prostate Cancer, Mrs. Betty Gallo and other special guest, the 2013 Blue Ribbon Tea will take place during the month of September […]

5 Tips for Women on How to Encourage Men to be Healthier

5 Tips for Women on How to Encourage Men to be Healthier

Written by: Imani Lester Make it easier. You are his biggest support system. Help him by researching treatment options, health facilities that make him feel comfortable, and LISTEN to his needs. Observe what activities make him happy and do them together. Make it fun! Being healthy does not have to be painful or hard. Look […]

Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits

Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits Article Written By: Ram Meyyappan One of the primary objectives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unable to support themselves due to a medical condition that makes it impossible for them to earn a livable income.  Prostate Cancer oftentimes prevents […]

WAPC Memphis Church Health Event

WAPC Memphis Church Health Event

Women Against Prostate Cancer has gone toMemphis,TN! Join us this Monday, April 8th, 2013 at the Wellness -Church Health Center-1115 Union Ave, Memphis,TN for an informational session, advocacy tips, takeaways, and much more! The American Cancer Society will also be in attendance recruiting for the “Cancer Prevention Study CPS-3.” Don’t miss this great opportunity! Event […]

Top 10 Things Women Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer continues to be the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, with over 230,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. When someone is diagnosed with prostate cancer, the effects of the disease often reach to friends and family, particularly a wife or partner. The diagnosis, treatment and side effects of prostate cancer affect the surrounding family as […]

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