Reflecting Back on September and Movember

Do you remember the 1st day of September? Neither do we! So we’re taking a look back at the prostate cancer survivors, advocates, and caregivers who got talking when Prostate Cancer Awareness Month started, and kept the conversation going all the way to Movember. In case you missed an article or two – or you’re looking for a re-read – here are some articles and highlights from the season of ‘staches and prostate-cancer-blue ribbons.

Speaking out about challenges

In our poll of 371 community members, the majority said they wanted to read what others had been through, followed by celebrating life in spite of prostate cancer. Our team of advocates wrote what they’ve encountered when it comes to prostate cancer’s challenges and the importance of awareness…

Advocates on roadblocks

Advocates on awareness

Community conversations and stories

Community members also jumped into the conversation, and shared more stories in November than in any other month since the community began…

Recovery and side effects

Diagnosis and next steps

Living with metastatic prostate cancer

Movember and the ProstateCancer.net Team

Talking awareness

We were honored to have Movember visit our offices at the end of October to provide their insights on the Movember movement, Matt spoke on his experience living with metastatic prostate cancer and Doug on his vision for the organization. We also had to the opportunity to speak with the Stephen A. Cohen Family Clinic on veterans’ mental health resources…

The larger prostate cancer community

Thank you!

We had lively discussions on Facebook throughout September and November. Below are Jeff, one winner of our Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway and Samuel, a dedicated member and participant in our Movember call for mustache pictures.

Jeff

“It is nice to know we are not in this fight alone.”-Jeff

Samuel

“You are never defeated, by the grace of God we keep going. So we do a little, rest a little, do a little more.”-Samuel

Just because the awareness season is over, it doesn’t mean the conversations need to end. Make prostate cancer awareness a year round tradition by sharing your story, starting a conversation, or asking questions to the community. Looking forward to next year!

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