The Mission of this Fundraising campaign is to build and grow the awareness of cancer and at the same time help the environment through recycling of cans and other items. Funds raised will benefit cancer awareness and research.
The aluminum can is a part of the everyday life in the USA. So why not utilize this great resource to help raise funds for Cancer in our community. The concept is very simple – Students at the prospective schools will compete with of schools of their same grade brackets (Middle School vs Middle School)etc...
Schools are encouraged to recycle at home/school for 6 month period and at the end of each 2 week period. Participants bring their clean saved aluminum cans (soda, fruit, vegetables, energy drink, etc…) in their AmerICAN recycle bag (supplied by Get Checked or Check Out) back to school on designated days.
The AmerICAN For Cancer truck will pick up the cans and take them for official weigh in.
*Teachers at participating schools will be supplied with T-shirts and encouraged to wear them on collection day
* Students will win an AmerICAN T-shirt once they bring in 5 bags of cans.
Each participating school will receive 20% of the funds raised by their school at the end of the year (to be used at their own discretion).
Once the cans are collected, they will weighed and the school will go online to find out where they stand in the contest.
Football Camp For Her - Breast Cancer Awareness Program
Learn The Game From The Pros
Do you wish you could discuss with your husband about the advantages of playing zone or man-to-man defense? Is it your dream for your wife to know what a nickel back is? Or you just want to become more knowledgeable the game.
Well the premiere Football Camp for Her Expo is coming to your city! Enjoy a ladies night out experience featuring vendors, food, fashion, fun, Breast Cancer information and learn the game of football from NFL players.
increase your football intelligence and mingle with NFL players.
Professional football players and officials will guide participants through an inter-active session on offensive and defensive strategies, position by position explanation, teach the rules of the game and use of equipment.
The evening will include:* Happy hour*Hors d'oeuvres*Prizes*Autographed items*Halftime fashion show (Cancer survivors)*Live and silent auctions*Special meet & greet with NFL players*Breast Cancer information (Myths, Common signs, Symptoms, Types of cancer & Treatment options).
Duration of the event – 3 hours
Event Date: TBA
How do You Detect Prostate Cancer? A digital rectal exam is when a doctor will insert a finger into a man’s rectum to check for abnormalities. The physician will feel your prostate through your rectal walls for any hard, misshapen areas. It often goes hand-in-hand with the PSA test.
PSA Test: If there’s one thing you should remember from reading this article, it’s this: The PSA test isn't perfect. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it, however. Here’s everything you need to know about this controversial test: The basics: The letters in the test stand for prostate-specific antigen, a protein that—at one time—was suspected to be produced only by the prostate. (That’s not entirely right, though—the body produces miniscule amounts elsewhere, and it’s even been detected in women.) The test measures the level of PSA in the blood—high levels of PSA can be a marker for prostate cancer.
A normal PSA level was once considered to be below 4.0 nanograms per milliliter, but that’s not quite right either: One study showed that 15.2 percent of men who scored below 4.0 ng/ml had cancer and another showed that 65-75 percent of men whose PSA levels were 4.1 ng/ml-9.9 ng/ml also didn’t have prostate cancer (although they had to undergo a biopsy to find out). So, as you can see, there are some flaws already. And there’s a few more.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
There’s a good chance that even if you already have prostate cancer, you aren’t exhibiting any signs of it. Below are some of the common symptoms, although many of them are also caused by other problems affecting your prostate. (For more information, see For more information on this, see: Prostate problems that aren’t cancer.)
*Difficulty having an erection
*Blood in the urine or semen
*Frequent pain in the lower back,
hips or upper thighs
*Any problem relating to urination
If you have any of these symptoms please
make an appointment to see your doctor.
How do You Develop Prostate Cancer?
Around age 40, your prostate starts to troubleshoot. Androgens, male hormones produced in the testicles, cause the gland to grow. This growth isn’t always a cancer diagnosis, though: Sometimes, your prostate cells swell and it just pushes on your urethra—the tube that carries the urine out of your body from the bladder. (Hey, all things considering, this could be a lot worse.) For more information on this, see: Prostate problems that aren’t cancer.
On the other hand, sometimes the cells in your prostate grow uncontrollably because you have cancer. Under normal conditions, the cells in your body are constantly growing, dividing, and dying. But when you have cancer, the cells grow uncontrollably and they don’t die—this forms a mass of tissue called a tumor. Usually, the tumor stays in your prostate—mainly because it’s often detected early—but it’s possible for these cancerous cells to spread to your blood vessels and attach to other tissues. When this happens, the cancer has metastasized.
Facts you should know about Prostate
Prostate cancer is mainly found in older men—nearly 8 percent of men are estimated to develop it between their 50th and 70th birthdays, according to the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, the disease is when malignant cells grow in a man’s prostate, which is a gland in the reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men—only skin cancer rates are higher. In fact, 1 out of 6 men will likely receive a prostate cancer diagnosis sometime in their lives. And as far as cancers go, it’s also the second highest killer for men as well: It is estimated that in 2010, 217,730 men will be diagnosed with the disease and 32,050 men will die of it.
The bad news: Prostate cancer is common. The good news: It’s also preventable. If you catch prostate cancer early enough—a.k.a., before the cancer cells spread past your prostate—your chance of surviving the next 5 years is 100 percent. Read on to see how you can take steps to prevent it, what causes it, and how you can treat it.