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2011-08-02 00:00:29

Be Bold, Be Bald! asks people to wear a bald cap on October 21 to honor cancer patients. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 If you see people donning bald caps on outdoor billboards, sides of trains and buses, and websites during the next few months, don't be surprised. They are helping to spread the word about Be Bold, Be Bald! and the courageous act they are doing to raise awareness and donations for cancer charities. On October 21, people across the country will be wearing bald caps to...

2011-07-08 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, with the help of advocates across the country, has successfully preserved critical funding for prostate cancer research. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) offered an amendment on the House floor that was unanimously approved to transfer an additional $16 million to the $64 million originally stated for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). (Logo:...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation's Canary Prostate Team has been awarded two Department of Defense (DOD) grants issued by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Totaling $2.25 million, these grants will help fund prostate cancer research led by Peter Carroll, MD, Ziding Feng, PhD, and James Brooks, MD. Dr. Carroll of The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has received the DOD Prostate Cancer Research...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate a decade of saving lives, a charitable foundation has challenged ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer to double the number of men tested through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, the only nationwide mobile prostate cancer testing program. Contributions from individuals and companies to the Double the Drive $1 Million Matching Campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, and will be used to expand...

2011-06-14 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is poised to ruin Father's Day for millions of men and their families by drastically cutting funding for prostate cancer research. Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $64 million in FY2012 for the Prostate Cancer Research Program as part of the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. This is a 20 percent reduction from the $80 million provided yearly since...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

National fundraiser unites cancer-related organizations of all sizes to honor cancer survivors while raising money to support each of their unique, yet important, missions. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Today, Small Army for a Cause opened an invitation to all cancer-related 501c3 organizations in good standing to benefit from its 3rd annual fundraiser, Be Bold, Be Bald! "“ a nationwide event on October 21, where participants wear a bald cap all day to honor cancer survivors and...

2011-05-27 09:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakland A's starting pitcher Dallas Braden has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) as the 2011 spokesperson for Play Sun Smart(TM), a program that provides information on sun safety and raises awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and detection. Braden lost his mother to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin...

2011-05-19 15:53:00

CHICAGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A thoughtful, meaningful and potentially life-saving gift this Father's Day, June 19, is a handsome black woven leather wristband specially designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer and encourage early intervention. Proceeds from this wristband benefit Us TOO International, the oldest and largest non-profit prostate cancer organization. The organization believes the blue prostate cancer ribbon will become recognized as a badge of honor and...

2011-05-06 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., the makers of FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection), a hormone antagonist therapy for advanced prostate cancer, has joined the race to end prostate cancer as an official sponsor of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, the fastest growing men's health event series in the United States. Now in its fifth year, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (GPCC) is led by ZERO - The Project to...

2011-04-18 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prostate Cancer Roundtable is pleased to announce the availability of its new web site http://www.ProstateCancerRoundtable.net. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/DC16079LOGO) "This new Roundtable web site will make it easier for America's prostate cancer advocates, patients, researchers, and clinicians to keep track of the shared priorities and policy initiatives of the 12 members of the Prostate Cancer...


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