Making a Difference During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Every month it feels like we are bombarded with messages about this cause or that event that is trying to raise awareness. In fact, it seems like just about every single day is a “national day” of something or other (today happens to be National Cheese Toast Day for anyone who is interested).
I am not sure when all these “awareness” months started or who gets to make the ultimate decision, but it seems like some important causes and messages can get lost in all the clutter.
With that in mind, here are some ideas for how you can take advantage of the fact that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and promote awareness, as well as action.
Get informed and tell everyone you know about prostate cancer. Share these real facts from the Prostate Cancer Foundation:
A man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3 minutes.
African American men are 2.4 times more likely to die of prostate cancer than Caucasian men.
Prostate cancer is 100% treatable if detected early.
Being informed can make all the difference when you end up in a conversation with a friend or family member. In fact, it just might save a life.
Talk It Up
OK, so now that you are informed, it’s important that you make some noise and actually talk about prostate cancer.
Post facts on Twitter. Share articles. Strike up a conversation with a friend or colleague. This article gives more details about how you can engage with people and some specific articles to share.
Fund The Cause
This month there are more opportunities than ever to donate money to help fund research for innovative treatments and cure for prostate cancer. I bet a quick online search will lead you to several different opportunities to really make a difference with a donation.
No matter what you find yourself doing this month, take a little time to figure out a way you could talk about prostate cancer in your own way and do your part to raise a little but more awareness.
If you are a runner – run a 5K for prostate cancer.
If you are a parent, share stats with your children.
Just decide today to do something.
Need more ideas or guidance? Check out this prostate cancer awareness article from our partner HIFU Prostate Services.