A total of 15 US-based prostate cancer organizations have come together to support an initiative to raise funding for the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program from the current $80 million to $125 million in financial year 2010.

The medical research programs at the DOD engage in high-risk high, reward research that is paying off, leading to breakthroughs including the breast cancer drug Herceptin and the leukemia drug Gleevec.

If you are a US citizen, please go to http://www.fundresearchnow.org and use the information provided to call, write, or visit your senators and your congressman or congresswoman.  It takes just a minute. 

Please don’t sit just on the sidelines. Take action today.

As the Rev. Martin Luther King masterfully put it in an anti-war speech at Riverside Church in 1967: 

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity”.