PCAM Digital Media Kit September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM). Journalists and influencers can utilize this digital media kit to help spread the lifesaving message that early detection saves lives. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Jump To Jump To About PCAM Facts & Statistics La Shawn K. Ford Soundbites Courtney Bugler Soundbites About ZERO ZERO Prostate Cancer is encouraging all men to learn about prostate cancer risks and promote early detection during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) this September. More than 3.1 million men are living with prostate cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men, and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men.This page features soundbites below available for download from Courtney Bugler, CEO and President of ZERO, and La Shawn K. Ford, a prostate cancer survivor. Additional features include updated prostate cancer statistics, a press release, and information about ZERO Prostate Cancer.For more information and media inquiries, please contact Jessica Fetrow. What you need to know about Prostate Cancer Learn More Prostate Cancer Statistics Every 2 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer. 1 in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. Black men are 2X more likely to be diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer than White men. Every 15 minutes, a man dies from prostate cancer. Download soundbites from La Shawn K. Ford below La Shawn K. Ford is an Illinois State Representative, a father, and a prostate cancer survivor. He received an aggressive prostate cancer diagnosis at just 48 years old. Understanding that Black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed and die from prostate cancer, Ford is passionate about making sure men understand their risk factors. View Rep. La Shawn K. Ford's Bio Ford: Getting Screened “Let’s talk about the PSA first. The PSA is painless, it’s just a blood test. And the blood test is a way for you to just get some kind of prostate health. I would encourage people to know their prostate health at least by talking to their doctor when they do their annuals and at least ask for a PSA test.” Download Ford: Early Detection “Early detection in the Black community, I think it’s the difference between disparity in the Black community and black life. The studies that the medical community focuses on is about the health of white men, and there is this need for us to have more clinical trial and studies that focus on Black health.” Download Ford: My Journey “When I look back on the diagnosis, I had no idea that there was prostate cancer. I didn't have any problems with my prostate. It’s a silent type of disease. So there was nothing that indicated I had prostate cancer. I just simply wanted the prostate exam and to find out my prostate health, so it was a shock to me to learn that it was not only cancer in my prostate, but it was aggressive, and it covered a lot of my prostate. It was something that you know you’ll never forget when you found out. But it also gave me a new mission in life.” Download Download soundbites from Courtney Bugler below Courtney Bugler is no stranger to cancer. Her father is a prostate cancer survivor and she is a breast cancer survivor. Understanding that one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bugler’s mission this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is to ensure that men get screened, and if they are diagnosed, ZERO Prostate Cancer is there to help. View Courtney Bugler's Bio Bugler: Getting Screened “A man dies from prostate cancer every 15 minutes in the United States. That’s unacceptable, because if it’s caught early, survivors can live full, happy and longer lives. More men need to understand their risks for prostate cancer and talk with their doctor about screening. If you’re a wife, a family member, or a friend—encourage the men in your life to make that appointment." Download Bugler: Early Detection “One in eight men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. That’s the exact same rate as women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is information I know all too well as my dad is a prostate cancer survivor and I’m a breast cancer survivor. Early detection is the key to beating cancer. My family is proof of that.” Download Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer “As a breast cancer survivor, I benefited from early detection and mammograms that were covered by my insurance with no out-of-pocket costs. Sadly, we can not say the same for the PSA test and prostate cancer screening. These barriers to early detection are unacceptable and we are urgently working to change this for all men.” Download Bugler: About ZERO Prostate Cancer “ZERO Prostate Cancer is a powerful, caring, and diverse community of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and loved ones in this fight together. We are with you every step of the way in communities across the country providing direct support, raising awareness, advancing research funding, and providing education. We’re not stopping until there’s a cure for all who are impacted by prostate cancer.” Download About ZERO Prostate Cancer For more than 25 years, ZERO Prostate Cancer has helped people and families impacted by prostate cancer. ZERO is the primary destination for all impacted by the disease to convene, get support and education, and come together as one united voice to create a better future for the prostate cancer community. View Our Mission & Impact Need more information about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? PCAM Press Release PCAM Press Release Read the official press release about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2023. Contact Us Contact Us Contact our Digital Media Coordinator, Jessica Fetrow. PCAM 2023 PCAM 2023 Check out our Prostate Cancer Awareness Month webpage.