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Faces of Prostate Cancer

Everyday Heroes

From survivors and loved ones, to those who simply believed in the cause, PCF has been supported by countless individuals who have helped raise awareness and funding for research to find cures. Everyday Heroes highlights just some of the remarkable efforts undertaken by individuals and groups to forward the mission of PCF.

Ryan Brown
To honor his grandfather, who passed away in January, an extraordinary 12-year-old boy took on the entire NFL to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
The Jones Family
For the Jones family, the odds of the seven brothers being diagnosed with prostate cancer were against them.
Katie Martinez
Although not an avid runner, Katie sought out Athletes for a Cure to honor her father and raise money for critical research.
Ina Lim Deras
As a molecular diagnostic scientist whose father is a prostate cancer survivor, Ina's connection to prostate cancer is both personal and professional.
Rachel Newbauer
Rachel's father’s successful battle with prostate cancer inspired her to give back and raise awareness through Athletes for a Cure.
Aaron Linsdau
Most athletes and competitors set goals, whether it’s to run a few seconds faster, jump a few inches further or lift an extra pound. For Aaron Linsdau, his goal is different.
Faith, Love, Hope, Win
David Emerson quickly mobilized the community to raise funds for research.
Michelle Hupfer
Daughter honor's father's legacy by making a difference.
Ken Burk
Prostate cancer survivor and entrepreneur establishes a new charity golf tournament with a twist.
Greenbriar at Whittingham
A community rallies behind the cause of prostate cancer.
Nichola Perillo Nichola Perillo
Raising awareness and funds through Chicago White Sox games.
Frank Hanes Frank Hanes
Frank Hanes is biking 4,500 miles across the US for prostate cancer research.
Dave Deschenes Dave Deschenes
Dave Deschenes, diagnosed at 38 with prostate cancer, competed in the 2008 St. Anthony's Triathlon while raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, he shares his story in his own words.
Matt Pettit
17-year-old Matt Pettit, an enterprising high school senior, has helped support prostate cancer research by designing reusable grocery bags with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Paddle 4 Prostate Paddle 4 Prostate
Skip Ciccarelli, a 60-year-old survivor of prostate cancer, went on a 54-day, 1,700 mile kayak trek to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Safeway Safeway
Safeway employees go the extra mile to raise money for prostate cancer research in June. Employees Mike Eagle, Don Keprta, Dean Willhite and Rick Diton share their fundraising success stories.
Winter Vinecki Winter Vinecki
Winter Vinecki, an 11-year-old from Oregon, honors her father’s fight against prostate cancer by competing for Athletes for a Cure and raising more than $100,000 for cancer research programs sponsored by PCF.

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