Manhattan Beach Resident Honored at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California Breakaway From Cancer Walk
Posted: May 17, 2016 7:38 PM PDTUpdated: May 17, 2016 7:38 PM PDT
May 17, 2016 – /PressAdvantage/ – Manhattan Beach, California – Robert Hess, Founder and President of the Manhattan Beach-based Prostate Cancer Awareness Project non-profit, participated in the Amgen Corporation’s Breakaway From Cancer Mile walk at the first Stage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California in San Diego, California on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
The Amgen Tour of California is America’s largest pro-cycling event and the Breakaway From Cancer program focuses on helping cancer survivors and educating people about preventing cancer.
Robert Hess, a Manhattan Beach resident, one of 10 National Breakaway from Cancer Champions in 2015, was honored for his work in prostate cancer prevention and early detection.
“I’m thrilled to be invited to participate again in the Breakaway from Cancer festivities,” said Hess. According to Hess, “There are 14 million cancer survivor living in the United States and another cancer survivor begins their survivorship journey every 19 seconds. We need to show people the lifestyle changes they can make to reduce the risk of cancer and we need to provide more support to our current cancer survivors. Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer is doing a wonderful job in this regard.”
Katherine Kelly Lang, best known for her role as Brooke Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS daytime drama, is the 2016 Breakaway From Cancer ambassador. She lost her father, grandfather, and grandmother all to colon cancer and her maternal grandmother to lung cancer. Said Lang, “This charity helps people from the moment of their diagnosis all the way through their surviving it. About 1,500 people die of cancer every day in the United States alone, and you can imagine what that number would be world wide.”
Bicycling is great exercise and can help cancer survivors stay healthy and help prevent cancer progression and recurrence. The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project has created an Around the World Cycling Challenge to give cancer survivors an exercise goal. The program is self-reported and details are available at
It took Prostate Cancer Awareness Project founder Robert Hess, himself a prostate cancer survivor, 10 years to cover the 26,901 miles – the distance around the world. “Cycling has been a key part of my personal cancer battle plan, and I try and ride 2 or 3 times each week and at least one 100 mile century ride each year. I created the Around the World Cycling Challenge to give cancer survivors a goal they can use in their own cancer battles,” said Hess.
About The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project: The Project Cancer Awareness Project is a Manhattan Beach-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that works to reduce the level of prostate cancer awareness deaths through early detection and awareness. Men can activate their free prostate cancer risk detection system at http://ProstateTracker.org.
National Temp Services (NTS) Joins the Movember Movement for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer is the Most Common Male cancer and kills almost 30,000 American Men every year and National Temp Services of Scottsdale, Arizona decided to create a Movember fundraising program to support the first Internet prostate cancer early detection tool, ProstateTracker, developed by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project based in Manhattan Beach, California.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA (PRBUZZ) November 11, 2013. “Prostate cancer doesn’t care. But National Temp Services Does!” National Temp Services (NTS) owners Christy Richie and Ellen Rubach have a lot of men working for their company and they know firsthand the importance of early detection. On November 1st, National Temp Services in Scottsdale, Arizona created a Facebook mustache contest to raise money for prostate cancer awareness. NTS is donating $10 for every mustache picture posted to its Facebook page.
According to NTS owner Christy Ritchie, “Ellen Rubach and I created this program because we both believe in giving back to the community in which we work. NTS employs a large majority of men, so doing a fundraiser that focusses on their health needs seemed appropriate and could be done in a fun way. We had heard of Movember before, but it was not until one of our team asked if we were comfortable with his participating in this, that the idea sparked and allowed us to partner with the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project. Fun for a great cause, what could be better?”
According to Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) Founder and CEO Robert Hess, himself a 10-year prostate cancer survivor, “the NTS Facebook program is a terrific win for us. The funds that are raised will help us operate ProstateTracker, which is our free Internet prostate cancer early detection system. Even more important, however, is just getting men and their wives and significant others to remember the importance of testing for prostate cancer every year. ”
“Metatastic prostate cancer – prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body- is almost impossible to cure,” said Hess. “American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) data shows that the average survival period for men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer (m+) is just 2-3 years.” [ASCO article] “This is why it is so vitally important for men to test and find their prostate cancer as early as possible when the full range of treatment options are available.”
“It is the grassroots programs like the Facebook page program that Christy, Ellen, and NTS have created that let us reach men with the simple message of testing each year,” said Hess.
Developed by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, ProstateTracker is a free Internet-based prostate cancer early detection tool. Men just enter their annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) number and ProstateTracker reveals if there is an increase from the previous year, which is a warning sign of possible prostate cancer.
ProstateTracker also sends a reminder email when a man’s next annual test is due. The ProstateTracker early detection tool is free to everyone on the Internet at http://www.ProstateTracker.org.
About the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit based 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.
For more information, contract Robert Hess, CEO, at the contact information below.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
Accidental Prostate Cancer Survivor, Class of 2003
Daughter Donates over $4,000 in Memory of Father and Grandfather Who Died of Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer is the most common male cancer and kills almost 30,000 American men every year, but men just don’t know about the risk from the disease or how to measure and track their risk. Shelley Martin lost her father and grandfather to prostate cancer and decided to do something about it.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (PRBuzz.com) June 17, 2013 — “Prostate cancer doesn’t care. But Shelley Martin Does!” In April 2013, Shelley Martin, Miss Arizona Bike Week 2012 and staff member at Scottsdale Harley-Davidson, organized Arizona’s first prostate cancer awareness motorcycle charity ride as part of Arizona Bike Week 2013.
“I lost my father and grandfather to prostate cancer and I just felt I needed to do something,” said Martin. According to Ms. Martin, “Bikers ride for every good cause and they are incredibly generous but there wasn’t anything for prostate cancer. So I just did it.”
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is pleased to announce a grant from JPMorgan Chase Community Giving to support is prostate cancer awareness programs.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA (PRBUZZ) January 3, 2013. “Prostate cancer doesn’t care. But Chase Does!” JPMorgan Chase Community Giving joined the fight to end prostate cancer by contributing to the first Internet prostate cancer early warning tool for men, ProstateTracker.org.
ProstateTracker, developed by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, is a free Internet-based prostate cancer early detection tool. Men just enter their annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) number and ProstateTracker reveals if there is an increase from the previous year, which is a warning sign of possible prostate cancer.
ProstateTracker also sends a reminder email when a man’s next annual test is due. ProstateTracker is free to everyone.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project CEO Robert Hess, himself a 10-year prostate cancer survivor, notes that he calls himself an “accidental prostate cancer survivor” because he was diagnosed with multiple prostate cancer tumors when his PSA and physical exam results were within the “normal” range.
Hess notes that “normal” varies from man-to-man. The best way to find prostate cancer early, when it still is treatable, is tracking any rise in PSA value from the previous year.
“Metatastic prostate cancer – prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body- is almost impossible to cure,” said Hess. “American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) data shows that the average survival period for men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer (m+) is just 2-3 years.” [ASCO article] “This makes it extremely important that men detect their prostate cancer as early as possible when the full range of treatment options are available.”
The ProstateTracker early detection tool is free to everyone on the Internet at http://www.ProstateTracker.org.