|Memphis, Tennessee May 10, 2012. The Prostate Cancer Pony Express, the first ever 50-state charity motorcycle relay rally to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer is in the great state of Tennessee.
Today riders from Arkansas arrived in Memphis, Tennessee carrying the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Memorial Journal.
The next stop for the 2012 PCAP Prostate Cancer Pony Express riders is the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.
The Prostate Cancer Pony Express riders are delivering a joint letter from the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project and the member organizations of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable to each Governor, requesting increased attention on prostate cancer and support for the Roundtable’s agenda.
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project has partnered with the Prostate Conditions Education Council [http://www.PCEC.org] to generate funds for free prostate cancer screening. Funds raised by the riders will be used to support free testing programs in the states where raised and for the PCAP’s free Internet PSA tracking service, ProstateTracker.org.
Donations can be made at http://www.active.com/donate/2012PCPonyExpress.
You can show your support by following the Prostate Cancer Pony Express riders live on the Internet at http://bit.ly/ProstateCancerPonyExpressLive. The riders are posting their experiences daily on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/ProstateCancerPonyExpress.
Why Prostate Cancer Awareness Matters
Prostate cancer strikes one of every six men. According to the National Cancer Society, there are over 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2011, and nearly 34,000 men died from the disease in 2011.
Prostate cancer is a “silent killer,” since there generally are few symptoms until the disease is advanced. “Prostate cancer is highly treatable if caught prior to metastasis, but detection and diagnosis are critical,” Hess said.
About the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 ©(3) nonprofit entity, FEIN 20-4509127. Robert Hess, founder, formed the PCAP as a result of his accidental prostate cancer diagnosis in 2003. The PCAP’s focus is on early disease detection and prevention.
About the Prostate Conditions Education Council
The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a non-profit 501 ©(3) organization founded in 1989, is dedicated to saving lives through awareness of prostate health. As the nation’s leading resource for information about prostate cancer, the PCEC educates men and their loved ones, as well as the medical community, about this disease and other men’s health issues.
Robert Hess, President
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd, #576
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266