A thoughtful, meaningful gift this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, is a handsome, woven black leather wristband. It was specially designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer and encourage early intervention by Us TOO International, the oldest and largest non-profit prostate cancer organization.
The organization believes the blue ribbon on this wristband will become recognized as a badge of honor and solidarity as much as the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. The wristband can be adjusted to fit any size wrist and is to be worn by both men and women.
It is available for $25 plus shipping and handling at www.ustoo.org or direct from www.prostatecancerband.com, Us TOO receives 100 percent of net profits.
Hundreds of thousands of dads have been touched by prostate cancer. And entire families and friends are starting to wear the band in support these men in their battle. It is also a most appropriate gift for the spouse or family in memory of those fathers who lost the battle.
More men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women with breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of death for men. Dad has a 50 percent risk of prostate cancer in his lifetime. And the risk rises to 60 percent for African-Americans. The risk is much higher if there is a family history.
According to Thomas N. Kirk, Us TOO president and CEO, “Grassroots awareness and peer-to-peer support and education are major efforts of our organization.”
Founded in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors and their families, Us TOO is a 501(c)(3) federally registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit headquartered in Downers Grove, IL and works with 325 affiliated chapters worldwide.
To learn more about Us TOO, visit www.ustoo.org
And, make it a blue ribbon Father’s Day.
FYI A JPG of the wristband accompanies this release