300 Young People Ride 16 Miles on Cruiser Bikes
Over 300 young people and their mentors rode 16 miles on Saturday, October 19th, past famous landmarks in the Watts section of east Los Angeles, including the famous Watts towers, raising awareness for cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project was pleased to be able to donate more than 50 cycling jerseys to the East Side Bicycle Rider club, founded and managed by John Jones.
The ride’s goal was to raise awareness of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than one third of all cancers stem from poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
The rides promoted by the East Side Bicycle Riders helps with the exercise and integrates with the community garden program developed by Tim Watkins, leader of the Watts Labor Action Committee.
Take a moment and visit the Facebook page of the East Side Bicycle Riders and see what they are up to.
A huge thanks to our board member, Scott Peterson, EVP and Chief Credit Officer of the National Bank of California, for representing The PCAP at Saturday’s ride.
Beating Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer strikes one in every six men, but it’s treatable if detected early.
If you are a guy, once you reach 35 you need to begin tracking your prostate cancer risk every year with a simple PSA (prostate cancer antigen) blood test. You get the blood test as part of your annual physical or you can order the test directly from the same lab your doctor uses.
The best way to keep track of your risk is to create a free, anonymous account at ProstateTracker.org. It’s simple: 1) activate your account and 2) enter your PSA data. ProstateTracker records your data and shows you if there is an upward trend in your PSA test numbers – which is a warning sign of possible prostate cancer.
Finally, ProstateTracker sends you an annual email reminder when your next test is due. Pretty simple, eh?
Just click the button below and in less than 2 minutes you will have activated your free, personal prostate cancer early detection system . . .
November 14, 2013
I think when it comes to getting more men to talk about their prostate health with their doctors, it’s hard to beat the impact that initiatives like Movember are having. You see your buddy rocking a wacky looking mustache for a month, and suddenly opening up to your doctor (or even just going in for a check up) doesn’t seem like that big of a deal anymore. Last year, I grew out the whole beard, but this year, I think I am going to keep it more traditional.