Memphis, Tennessee (PRBuzz.com) May 9, 2012 -- Last week the 2012 Prostate Cancer Pony Express visited the State Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas. Riders delivered a letter to the office of Governor Beebe. The next stop for the riders will be Memphis, Tennessee. The Prostate Cancer Pony Express is the first ever 50-state charity motorcycle relay rally to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.
The relay ride began Saturday, March 17th, 2012 in Daytona, Florida. A series of relay riders will carry the PCAP Memorial Journal through all 50 states, delivering it to Congress on September 12, 2012 -- 82 legs over 6 months - covering 25,608 miles for prostate cancer awareness.
Purpose The Prostate Cancer Pony Express riders are delivering a joint letter from the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project and the member organizations of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable to each Governor, requesting increased attention on prostate cancer and support for the Roundtable's agenda.
Prostate Cancer Memorial Journal The riders are carrying a memorial journal containing the names of prostate cancer victims and prostate cancer survivors. Anyone can submit a victim or survivor name to be entered into the memorial journal.
To add a name, just visit the Memorial Journal signup page at http://eepurl.com/h6fI2 and provide the name and state of residence.
Why Prostate Cancer Awareness Matters Prostate cancer strikes one of every six men. According to the National Cancer Society, there are over 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2011, and nearly 34,000 men died from the disease in 2011.
Prostate cancer is a "silent killer," since there generally are few symptoms until the disease is advanced. "Prostate cancer is highly treatable if caught prior to metastasis, but detection and diagnosis are critical," Hess said.
About the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit entity, FEIN 20-4509127. Robert Hess, founder, formed the PCAP as a result of his accidental prostate cancer diagnosis in 2003. The PCAP's focus is on early disease detection and prevention.
About the Prostate Conditions Education Council The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1989, is dedicated to saving lives through awareness of prostate health. As the nation's leading resource for information about prostate cancer, the PCEC educates men and their loved ones, as well as the medical community, about this disease and other men's health issues.