What does he mean to you? Chances are the answer evokes an emotional response. Good. We need that to motivate you to give. Read on.
Prostate Cancer is a mean disease, and it’s attacking our Dads. Nearly 1 in 7 will develop this cancer during his lifetime. Nearly 3 million men in the US are suffering from it right now.
Give 1 For Dad is a campaign to raise at least $1 million for a clinical trial that the Duke Cancer Institute is in the process of designing and preparing to launch. That $1 million is a good start, especially if the results from such a study show it to be an effective option for significantly improving the outcomes of those who have Prostate Cancer.
This campaign only works if you help. It’s simple. Give 1 time. Just 1% of 1 day’s salary. Odds are it’s about $3-5, so it’s nothing compared to what your Dad has done for you.
If that amount doesn’t seem like enough, then give more. Please. Give as much as your Dad would give for you.
For many of us, Dad investigated things that go bump in the night, changed flat tires in the rain, stargazed with you, carried you on his shoulders when you got tired, and gave you the first lick of his ice cream cone on a hot day. Dad always put you first and handled the stuff no one else wanted to.
Don’t make him and other Dads deal with Prostate Cancer alone.
After making your donation, please spread the word about this campaign in social media and email, and encourage everyone you know who has been touched by Prostate Cancer to donate. That’s the only way this works. See the Get Involved page for ideas and resources.
The rest of this site will tell you more about the study, the doctors, the campaign, and even some of the stories of people who have made donations. If the treatment works, it will have been an important effort to stop Prostate Cancer from hurting our Dads, and the Dads of future generations.
Dads everywhere thank you.