As Miami Dolphins players and fans get excited about the remainder of the 2012 football season, Jupiter Medical Center, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) are gearing up for another year of encouraging men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®.” Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men with 240,000 diagnosed each year. African American men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States.
“Know Your Stats” is teaming up with Jupiter Medical Center and former Miami Dolphins player and Hall of Famer Larry Little in Jupiter, Florida for a free men’s health event on November 11, 2012, from 10a.m. - 2p.m. at Abacoa Town Center’s amphitheater. The event will provide critical health information to men ages 40 and older, encouraging them to talk to their doctors about their urologic health and prostate cancer risk.
Along with athlete Larry Little, Daniel Caruso, MD, Board Certified Urologist, will speak about prostate cancer awareness. The da Vinci® robot, a minimally-invasive surgical system, will be on site, with demonstrations. Complex conditions including urologic procedures can be treated with minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. In addition, attendees can enjoy a men’s health fair with screenings and risk assessments. JMC will also raffle a pair of Miami Dolphins tickets to the New England Patriots game in Miami taking place December 2, 2012.
Fans and NFL players across the country can join the team at www.KnowYourStats.org to help spread the word about prostate cancer and the importance of knowing your risk factors. The national campaign is focused on turning awareness into action by encouraging men to talk with their doctors about their risk for prostate cancer.
Now in its fourth year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about prostate health.
“As prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer in America, and African-American men are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer and more than twice as likely to die from the disease, it’s important that Jupiter Medical Center educates local men on the importance of prostate cancer screening and risk. We’re excited to have Larry Little join us at Abacoa Town Center and we look forward to a fantastic turnout,” said Dr. Caruso.
In 2007, the AUA Foundation joined forces with the NFL Player Care Foundation, an organization focused on the health issues of retired players, to educate retired players about their prostate cancer risk. The NFL Player Care Foundation was created to address health and quality of life issues encountered by retired players.
Because prostate cancer is most treatable when caught and managed early, the AUA recommends that men 40 and older talk with their doctors about prostate cancer and their risks. Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should know that not all prostate cancers require treatment, and that not every treatment is perfect for every man. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about what your treatment options are and which one may be best for you.
What You Should Know, or Share with the Men in Your Life, About Prostate Cancer:
? Prostate cancer defense begins at 40. Talk with your doctor to learn more about your prostate health and cancer risk.
? Not all prostate cancers require active treatment and not all are life-threatening. The decision to proceed with active treatment is one that men should discuss in detail with their urologists.
? Not every treatment is perfect for every man. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about what is right for you.
? Know Your Stats – and don't let prostate cancer take you out of the game. Visit www.KnowYourStats.org to learn more.
To RSVP for the free men’s event at Abacoa Town Center on November 11, please CLICK HERE.
HARBOUR CLOTHING BOUTIQUE FUNDRAISER
The Driftwood Plaza Breast Cancer Event will be held October 25th, 26th and 27th. Anyone can come in and make a $20 donation and receive 20% off the entire store. It is per person per visit. You can buy as much as you want with the 20%, but it is good for one day.
Here is a list of what other stores will be doing:
Shoe Gallery is going to auction a pair of Jack Rogers Navajo style in his store.
Chowder Heads is planning to open October 25th and donate 10% off his net proceeds for the 3 days
The following Driftwood Plaza businesses have donated items or services for our silent auction tables
Coastal Day Spa - facial or massage
Jupiter Dermatology - 2 $100 Med Spa service gift certificates - 1 laser treatment - 1 treatment
JSM Brokerage Inc.- wine basket
James Barber shop - hair cut and style
Bistro Restaurant 2 $100 gift certificates
Professional Audiology Associates - 4 hearing evaluations and consults $100 each
Dr. Michael Scherb, DMD, PA - 2 Gift Certificates for Zoom Whitening $400 each
Other donators to our silent auction table
AJ Income Tax Service - Personal Income Tax up to $300
Dive Bar - $50 gift certificate
Anna's Flowers - $25 gift certificate and flower arrangement
Proceeds go to breast cancer research at Jupiter Medical Center.
Please call Harbour Clothing Boutique with any questions at (561) 747-5330.
Located in the Driftwood Plaza, HBC is on US1, North of the Bluffs and South of Indiantown Road on the East side of the Highway
2127 South US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL 33477
On October 10th, join Dirty Martini at Downtown at the Gardens and “Pink Your Drink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy one complimentary cocktail and appetizers in a semi-private VIP area with a $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. For more information, call (561) 799-1115 or visit www.dirtymartinipalmbeach.com.
Continue your fabulous October events and join us at Downtown at the Gardens for Art in the Gardens, a local art show hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
This free, outdoor art festival offer premier family-friendly entertainment with more than 70 local artists, live music from two stages and delicious food for two days. Jupiter Medical Center will have a tent there, so be sure to stop by and say hello!
Art in the Gardens is Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. We hope to see you there!
The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us and "Put On Your Pink Bra" at our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
"Put On Your Pink Bra" and join us in the fight to end breast cancer forever.
Since 1993, eight million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters like you raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.
The pink bra symbolizes how personal the fight against breast cancer is. It's a call to arms to fight back against the disease. Join us at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a noncompetitive fundraising walk, and help us continue to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.
Look out for Jupiter Medical Center’s booth, where we’ll raffle off a pink KitchenAid mixer and handing out giveaways.
Making Strides is Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9a.m. The walk is located at Meyer Amphitheater at 105 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Sign up for a team HERE!
If you missed last year’s Real Men Wear Pink event, we have good news! It’s happening all over again at Downtown at the Gardens (DTAG) in just a few short weeks.
Real Men Wear Pink is a breast cancer awareness event JMC hosts each year in partnership with DTAG. Enjoy a FREE concert from The Party Dogs, facepainting & balloon sculpting for the kids and raffle prizes.
The best part? All month long leading up to the event, we encourage everyone (men and women) to post a picture of themselves wearing the color PINK to our FACEBOOK PAGE! Wear PINK to the event OR we’ll take a photo of you (in one of our pink props… pink feather boa, anyone?) at Jupiter Medical Center’s tent at Real Men Wear Pink.
Help us paint the town PINK to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Real Men Wear Pink is Friday, October 12, 2012 from 7-9p.m. The event is located in Center Court at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.