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Greetings!

As we distribute the July 2018 issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter, we hope that you’re enjoying the warm breezes and extra sunshine of summer. 

We were pleased to host the Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers event in Seattle, WA, on Saturday, June 23, in collaboration with local support group leaders. Medical experts presented a brief overview of men’s wellness and health risks, including prostate cancer, followed by educational content for managing prostate cancer that’s newly diagnosed, recurring, or advanced. Topics also included genomics, along with psychosocial issues related to coping with the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Video from the event will be posted within the next few weeks.

We’d like to thank all of the Us TOO Washington support group leaders and members who attended in person, event volunteers, Evergreen Health Medical Center staff, the online webcast audience, and the Washington Prostate Cancer Coalition; physician presenters Dr. Jonathan Wright, Dr. Brian D. Lawenda, Dr. Cobie Whitten, Katie Stoll, MS, LGC , Dr. Heather Cheng; and event sponsors Janssen Oncology, Bayer, Sanofi Genzyme, Astellas/Pfizer, Amgen, Genomic Health, AbbVie, COLOR, and Genetic Foundation. Please join us for the next Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers in Englewood, NJ (NYC metro). Get more details and register now for this free educational event and webcast on Saturday, September 29.   

Because prostate cancer can be a couple’s disease, a woman may be subject to her own concerns in addition to those she shares with her husband/partner. A Forum for Her is a regular conference call series (and invitation-only Facebook group) from Us TOO which provides women with important peer-to-peer support. Calls are free and participants are not required to share their identity with the group. We encourage you to join us on one of our next calls.

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 14th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run in Lincoln Park on Sunday, September 9. It’s an important opportunity for raising awareness for prostate cancer during the month of September (Prostate Cancer Awareness Month) and for raising funds that help support the work of Us TOO. If you can’t attend in-person, please consider registering as a virtual mover at no charge and inviting your network of friends and family to support an activity of your choice in recognition of SEA Blue.  

LivingWith is a new FREE app for mobile devices. It’s designed to help manage life with cancer by connecting with loved ones, asking for help, improving communication with doctors, and staying organized – all in one place. 

Also, be sure to check out cancer.com , a new website with educational content on several types of cancer, including prostate cancer.

If you’re a prostate cancer survivor and interested in advancing the progress of prostate cancer research to help conquer the disease, consider volunteering as a consumer reviewer with the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Get more information about the DOD CDMRP program and complete the PCRP e-nomination form (scroll down to 3rd page of the online form) and submit it as soon as possible. (Please note that the online form must be saved to your computer and the document must be submitted as an email attachment.)

Let us know how we can help you with educational resources, support services, and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community. Take care and have a happy and safe July 4th holiday!

All the best, 



Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Manager
Amy Woods, Director of Development