Light the White House Blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month One Evening This September
You never expect a prostate cancer diagnosis to happen to you. You never expect prostate cancer will take those closest to you.
However, prostate cancer will strike one in every seven American men. Only 10% of cases are genetic – which means we have the opportunity, through education on preventative measures, to save the heartbreak and fear that impact those with a prostate cancer diagnosis.
My name is Gabe Canales. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer as a surprise after a test showed unexpected results as a “healthy” guy in his 30’s. I had no symptoms – the diagnosis hit me like a ton of bricks. However, throughout my cancer journey, I’ve met men diagnosed with prostate cancer at all stages of life.
What I’ve been lucky enough to learn from leading sources in healthcare is that many forms of cancer are triggered by environment and lifestyle choices. If we can save one person from going through prostate cancer, through active prevention efforts, it’s worth your signature on this petition.
My name is Jenny Johnson. My family was devastated when we lost my father to prostate cancer. It’s vital we remind the men we know – our fathers, brothers, husbands and grandparents – that we care about their health, and we want them around. We need to teach the young men we know that they’re not invincible, and help parents implement the choices made can impact health and cancer prevention in the long run.
Together, we’re taking inspiration from the great movement to raise awareness for women’s health and cancer prevention / detection. Since 2008, the White House has been lit pink for an evening in October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With your help, we hope to do the same for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, this September – we’re asking for your signature in order to light the White House blue for a night – to honor the 29,480 American men that we lose to the disease each year, and the more than 2.5 million American men that are prostate cancer survivors.
The month of September focuses on activities to promote prevention and detection, to save lives. Please take a moment to lend your signature to the #lightitblue movement – your voice can help save a life.
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