Let's Light the White House Blue this September

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Dan Zenka
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   Posted 4/19/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
With a little help from our friend, it’s time to start asking for blue again.
about this time last year, I sent a request to the White House asking President Obama to light the building blue in September as it goes pink every October for breast cancer. Try as we might in repeated ways, we did not see a single beam of blue last September. With prostate cancer being to men what breast cancer is towomen, I am flummoxed by not seeing a glimmer of equal time for us men. Now I understand there are other issues on the agenda, but surely there is someone on the staff who can ask the same person who is inserting pink lighting gels into the flood lights each October, to slip in a few blue gels a month earlier. In these budget austere times, I am even willing to pay for the colored sheets out of my own pocket if it will achieve the desired effect. I’ll even volunteer to install them if needed!
This year, we have help a little help from our friends. Malecare, a member of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable, has designed an electronic petition you can sign, asking for a blue White House this year. You can help us raise awareness and make a big difference for the millions of American men and their families who are battling this disease by signing the petition at www.lightthewhitehouseblue.org. Once you have done it, please forward the link to a friend and ask them to do the same.
It’s a simple and easy way to support the cause and honor those men to whom you might wish to pay tribute. Thank you.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/19/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You bet...

Mike Scott already made me aware but great idea. Thanks Dan!

Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/19/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Signed and sent.

I'm going to submit the URL and story to local TV stations...


Dan Zenka
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   Posted 4/19/2011 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!

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   Posted 4/19/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve,sent it to the national ones also. I would try local here but do not posses the skills!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
1st PSA 38.7 10/05/2010
2nd PSA 49.9 11/23/2010
CT neg.
BS Negative
RRP on 01/25/2011
PT3a -40% involved
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes -clear
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

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   Posted 4/19/2011 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
great idea, thanks
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10

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   Posted 4/19/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 4/19/2011 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Done! WTG Dan!
Age 45
Jul 2010 - PSA 10.1
Aug 2010 - Biopsy - 12 of 12 cores positive - Gleason 7 (3+4 on the right, 4+3 on the left)
Sept 2010 - CAT and Bone scans negative.
Nov 2010 - da vinci RP with negative margins. nerve bundles were not spared. negative lymph nodes. Pathology Stage pT3c.
Jan 2011 - PSA undetectable
April 2011 - Started ART - 37 sessions

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   Posted 4/19/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest we all share the petition web address with our email lists and our Facebook friends.  That's what I call a "force multiplier."

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/22/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
^Bump to the top^

EDIT: Google->Light the White House Blue  and see all the articles and Facebook pages etc...

Apparently Blue is a favorite color. The  World Autism Awareness Day is doing the same thing...


Post Edited (Steve n Dallas) : 4/22/2011 9:15:11 AM (GMT-6)

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/22/2011 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Signed and sent.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21, 2 years <.008? ) undetectable
27 months: .005
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