Pints for Prostates “Save the Males” on Sept. 7 at Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia, Wash.
|September 7, 2013|
|11:00 am||to||8:00 pm|
Olympia, Wash. — Brewing up support for prostate cancer awareness may seem as daunting as swimming upstream. Thanks to a partnership with the Fish Tale Brew Pub, the Olympia/Shelton/Tacoma US TOO prostate cancer support groups hope to earn crucial funds and friends for the cause on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
We plan to build on last year’s success. One individual was quoted last year as saying “This information saved my life.”
This will be an informational day filled with food, drink, and fun to support the Pints for Prostates grassroots awareness efforts to encourage all men to get regular health screenings and PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing. The daylong event (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.), hosted and supported by the Fish Tale Brew Pub, 515 Jefferson St., in Olympia, will include silent auctions for great items such as:
- A SUMMER WEEKEND STAY IN A WHISTLER, BC, CONDO
- $50 BAYVIEW SCHOOL OF COOKING CERTIFICATE
- A CASE OF FISH TALE ALE
- OTHER GREAT ITEMS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES
The Fish Tale Brewpub is the flagship of Fish Brewing Company. The Pub offers a robust menu featuring local, organic meat, bread, and produce. And while the Pub’s 14 taps of beer and cider can present guests with a daunting selection, there’s sure to be something to your taste – perhaps even one of Fish Brewing Company’s award-winning IPAs, ciders, or porters.
Olympia/Shelton/Tacoma US TOO prostate cancer support groups will be on hand to answer questions, and information/materials will be available regarding prostate cancer causes and risk factors, early detection and screening, and support.
“Prostate Cancer has been called the ‘Silent Killer’ because there are no symptoms of early stage prostate cancer,” explained Jim Kiefert, who has been the Olympia US TOO support group leader in Olympia since 2001. “I am one of the fortunate ones,” said Kiefert. “My wife suggested my doctor test me for everything as I had not had a physical in many years. I’m still here today, 22 years later, because I was diagnosed early. Early detection and treatment is the only known cure for prostate cancer.”
The symptoms of prostate cancer rarely show before the disease has progressed, but a simple PSA blood test can serve as an early warning and save men’s lives. But how do you encourage men to get that early screening? Pints for Prostates is a campaign developed to approach men in a comfortable forum, using the universal language of beer to inform and educate men about the importance of PSA testing and prostate screening. Pints for Prostates, founded by Rick Lyke, who is one of the lucky ones who found out how important early detection is, joins the efforts made by US TOO International Support Network, a nonprofit group founded by and governed by prostate cancer survivors. US TOO began in 1990 to provide men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their spouses and families with timely, reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer. US TOO is 100% dedicated to Prostate Cancer Support, Education, and Advocacy.
There were 28170 deaths from Prostate Cancer in the US in 2012
241,740 new cases of Prostate Cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2012
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