Letter From Cash

My father was an early casualty of prostate cancer, a disease that afflicts one out of six men in their lifetime. He was diagnosed far too late to be cured of the disease. And yet, the disease is treatable and curable if it is caught early.

Unfortunately for my father and our family, back in the early 1990’s there was not significant awareness of the disease, PSA tests were not common, men did not discuss it and people died from it. Some progress has been made since then, but we have a long way to go.

There was a time when we didn’t feel comfortable talking about any cancer. I grew up watching anti-smoking campaigns on TV and it appears that effort has substantially reduced smoking and lung cancer. And now I have watched with impressive interest as breast cancer awareness and screening has become commonplace and I credit organizations like Susan G. Komen for raising awareness and increasing screening among women.

We men are behind if you compare prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness and screening. The purpose of this foundation is to increase awareness, increase screening and donate money to those that are working to find a cure for prostate cancer. While I can’t bring my father back, maybe we can save the lives of other fathers.

Thanks for your interest in our initiative.