Beginning on March 17, 2012, over 160 Prostate Cancer Pony Express relay riders rode over 25,000 miles, crossing the US four times and ending in Washington, DC on September 9, 2011, to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Our riders visited the state capitols of 49 of our 50 states, asking these governors to officially name September as prostate cancer awareness month and to support our prostate cancer awareness efforts.
We received official proclamations from 10 states, the City of Philadelphia, and a commendation from Representative Janice Hahn, the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project’s Congressional representative. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the following:
Representative Janice Hahn, 36th District, California
Arizona – Governor Janice Kay Brewer
Florida – Governor Rick Scott
Illinois – Governor Pat Quinn
Indiana – Governor Mitch Daniels
Missouri – Governor Jay Nixon
Nebraska – Governor Dave Heineman
North Carolina – Governor Bev Perdue
Wisconsin – Governor Scott Walker
Virginia – Governor Robert F. McDonnell
City of Philadelphia – Mayor Michael A. Nutter
We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to these dedicated public servants. Prostate cancer is the number one male cancer and kills 30,000 men year, but prostate cancer doesn’t get enough attention for men to understand the risk and to begin annual testing. The Prostate Cancer Pony Express, with the help of dedicated people like these governors, mayors, and representatives, are helping us raise awareness.
We depend on people like you to keep our awareness programs working and to support our free online prostate cancer early warning system at ProstateTracker.org.
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