Prostate Awareness Events

Menstuff® has compiled the following listing of events (future and past) concerning Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Dickinson students rock against prostate cancer at the first annual Blue Ribbon Bash

Over 400 students, faculty and community members rocked against prostate cancer, Saturday Dec. 13, at the first annual “Blue Ribbon Bash.” The concert, presented by Scroll and Key, a Dickinson College men’s honorary leadership society, in conjunction with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) was held at the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) auditorium on the Dickinson College campus in Carlisle, PA.Senior Bryan MacPhail and his peers, along with members of Scroll and Key and the Dickinson concert committee, worked tirelessly for over two months to make the event a huge success. Ticket sales and donations from students, faculty and local businesses brought in over $3,000 for NPCC!

The prostate cancer message was highlighted throughout the night. The event kicked off with a formal presentation by Cece Dorough, NPCC Director of Field Operations, thanking the audience for contributing to the cause and getting them energized to spread the word about prostate cancer.

Then came the passionate and moving personal stories told by Ped Young and Jack and Mary Ann Prior, members of the American Cancer Society’s Man to Man prostate cancer support group in Harrisburg, PA.

Did their stories make an impact with such a young audience, you ask? Let’s just say that you could hear a pin drop as the stories were being told. A number of students and faculty expressed their gratitude to the speakers for sharing and for their work helping others, and saving lives.

Everyone was given a “Prostate Cancer 101, Myths and Facts about Prostate Cancer” wallet card as holiday gifts for their dads, uncles and grandfathers. The students will now go home for the holiday with a message that the important men in their lives will hear loud and clear: “I want you to take care of your health - make sure you are getting screened for prostate cancer every year!”

Once the applause for the speakers died down, the opening band “Blank Canvas“ got the students back on their feet rockin’ out to their hip tunes. Just after 9:00 pm the main band, Carbondale, straight from New York City and signed by RCA Records, played into the night. Carbondale’s most recent album “’cause 7 ate 9” is now under their own label “Little Pond” and is distributed by “Big Daddy”. The issue of prostate cancer hits close to home for a couple of the guys in the band. “We are happy and proud to have been a part of this event and we want to continue to support the prostate cancer campaign,” Lee Nadel, bass player for Carbondale, told Cece. Throughout the concert prostate cancer was plugged by the bands, giving the audience another message to relate to. Carbondale lead singer LeRoy raffled off a Sting autographed poster, a Jamal Lewis autographed football and an autographed Rudy Giuliani book, all donated to the event through the NPCC. We are looking forward to a “Rock Against Prostate Cancer Blue Ribbon Bash” tour in 2004!

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