Mission + Objectives
We’re here to educate men about risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer. We’re here to educate the women who love men about the risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer. Basically, we’re here to tell you prostate cancer is an “us” problem.
The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and we put all of our blood, sweat, and tears into educating men about prostate cancer and prostate health. We’ve lost far too many fathers, brothers, and husbands to prostate cancer, and it’s time to fight back.
We’re fighting the good fight. We’re finding men in their natural habitats—sporting events, golf clubs, breweries, outdoor shows. Join our coalition of survivors, families, urologists, nurses, athletes, brewmasters, and others who are raising the profile of prostate cancer and men’s health.
The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition’s mission is to extend and improve the quality of life for our fathers, brothers, and sons through prostate cancer awareness, education and the advocacy of responsible screening.
In addition our above mission, we also strive:
To be the source of action and information in Pennsylvania for men’s health and prostate cancer; with the mission to promote awareness, encourage timely detection and support improved treatment of prostate cancer in Pennsylvania.
To be a statewide organization based in Central Pennsylvania with a board of directors, a small staff and a network of volunteers across the state. The PPCC exists to help the 11,900 men in this state who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, to support the families of the 1,300 men who will die from it and to serve as a resource for the hundreds of thousands more men currently living with the disease.
- Break the stigma and barrier of discomfort surrounding discussion of prostate cancer/health.
- Promote men’s health parity and empowerment through outreach and education.
- Improve men’s health literacy in high-risk populations.
- Serve as the recognizable source for prostate cancer information in Pennsylvania.
- Protect responsible prostate cancer screening involving PSA tests and digital rectal exams.
- Attract and maintain support from the patient, medical and policy-making communities.