I was sent this notice today. Women who are involved with prostate cancer advocacy may be interested in this opportunity.

The Dean & Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at the CINJ and Men‘s Health Network are organizing the first-ever gathering of Women Against Prostate Cancer.  This meeting will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, 2007 and will convene women from around the nation who are best equipped to be leaders in the fight against prostate cancer for their families, communities, and nation.


As you well know, prostate cancer affects not only men but also women and families.  In fact, many men are diagnosed only because women insist that they be screened!  Women are excellent advocates for themselves, for men, and for combating prostate cancer.  Because this disease touches each individual in various, yet related ways, we look forward to being able to share our experiences and to discuss our individual and collective roles in fighting prostate cancer.


During the 1½-day meeting, you will:

·        Have opportunity to network with women from across the nation, all of whom have proven experience in fighting this disease.

·        Discuss the latest insights on diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer with physicians and other experts.

·        Consult with a noted psychologist and others on the impact that prostate cancer has upon spouses, families, intimacy, financial security, etc.

·        Learn how to become an effective advocate on prostate cancer issues – one who can talk to the media, organize interested persons locally, and help change public policy nationally.


In fact, we promise that you will leave with important new information and motivated to make a difference … together with us … in the all-important fight against prostate cancer!


We are assembling details of the event now and expect to be able to offset some of the transportation and accommodation costs for participants who need financial assistance.  We will provide such specific information shortly.  At this stage, we need to get an initial understanding of how many – and who – might be interested in attending the meeting. 


If you have any questions, call Raquel Gonzalez at 202-543-6461 x 101 or email her at programs@menshealthnetwork.org.  We look forward to hearing back from you – and hope to see you in Baton Rouge!





Betty Gallo                                                                                           Raquel Gonzalez

Dean & Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center                                   Men‘s Health Network