Prostate Cancer Pony Express Arrives at the U.S. Capitol to Increase Awareness of Prostate Cancer
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Washington, DC (PRBuzz.com) August 12, 2013 — The Prostate Cancer Pony Express will depart from the Shenandoah Valley Harley-Davidson at 9:00 am and ride to Washington, DC on Sunday, August 11, 2013. For the fourth year, riders will assemble at the President Garfield memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol building for a group portrait at 1:45 pm.
This event marks the completion of the 2013 Prostate Cancer Pony Express ride organized by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP). The PCAP, a Manhattan Beach, California non-profit with offices in Staunton and Mt. Sidney, Virginia, traveled through Staunton and Harrisonburg on August 8-10, 2013.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States, and almost 30,000 men die each year from the disease. Early detection is the single most important determinant of survival. If the cancer is found early and has not yet spread, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100%. To promote the importance of timely detection, PCAP has developed the Prostate Tracker early detection tool. PCAP’s founder and CEO, Robert Hess, is himself a survivor of prostate cancer.
“There is a huge community of motorcycle riders, most of whom are men, and the annual Prostate Cancer Pony Express gives these men an opportunity to highlight the importance of early detection of prostate cancer and urge the Congress to allocate additional funding for research,” said Hess.
The Prostate Cancer Pony Express invites prostate cancer survivors and all other cancer survivors to join them at the Capitol on Sunday to participate in the group portrait.
About The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is an award-winning 501 (c)(3) non-profit with offices in Manhattan Beach, California and Mt. Sidney, Virginia. The PCAP creates prostate cancer awareness events and developed and manages the ProstateTracker prostate cancer early warning system, free to everyone on the Internet at http://ProstateTracker.org.