Last year, prostate cancer claimed the lives of more than 28,000 American men — that’s one death every 18 minutes. In fact, it’s the leading cause of cancer among men: a non-smoking man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, bladder, melanoma, lymphoma and kidney cancer combined.

With 1 out of every 6 American men being diagnosed with this disease, chances are strong that you’ve been touched by this disease in one way or another. Please join the fight and help end this cancer before it strikes down any more sons, brothers, fathers or friends.

15 Prostate Cancer Support and Advocacy organizations, including Malecare, have united to create an easy way for you to join the fight.

Right now is the time to act! Write today and ask your Congressman and Senators to increase the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for Prostate Cancer at the Department of Defense (DOD) to $125 million in order to end this disease and save lives. Federal funding of prostate cancer research has been stagnant and sliding backward for the past six years, it’s time to take a step forward by requesting a $40 million increase.

The CDMRP differs from other federal research programs by funding high risk-high reward research and employs a multi-year strategic plan that involves scientists and patients in the grant review process. Funding from the CDMRP has already led to many important breakthroughs in the war on cancer.

In an economy where poor business decisions have cost taxpayers billions of dollars, a program at the Department of Defense is giving hope to the millions of men suffering with prostate cancer. The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for prostate cancer is on the cutting-edge of research. Congress needs to reward efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and accountability with the full funding needed by this CDMRP program.

Please take five minutes today and write to Congress by visiting http:/// . Your life or the life of someone you care about may be saved by your support.

Thank you.

Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW

Executive Director

Malecare, Inc.

Men fighting cancer, together.