Please join me in June 2016 on my 2,000 mile journey to canoe the entire length of the Yukon River from Whitehorse, Canada to the Bering Sea in an effort to raise money for promising research in the treatment of prostate cancer. I will be joined by 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families who will adventure with me for 160 miles of my journey from Eagle to Circle, Alaska. It is for them. It is for my Dad and his missed opportunity. It is a chance for these men to forget about the next clinical trial, the blood tests and the scans – to set aside the crisis at hand and to endeavor in a memorable adventure of a life time, and to truly live.
The Reason for This Adventure
The purpose of this 8-day adventure on the Yukon River provides an opportunity for 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families to disengage from their daily struggle to survive. A documentary will be made, chronicling both their internal and external experiences of living with prostate cancer and the meaningfulness of the trip itself, and the value to the human spirit of making time to adventure.
Prostate Cancer is taking the lives of too many men, we must:
- Raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and Early Detection
- Raise money to fund Research in Prostate Cancer and Treatment Options
- 1 in 7 men is affected by prostate cancer in his lifetime.
- 1 man dies from prostate cancer every 19.1 minutes.
- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in U.S. men.
- Early detection is key for treating prostate cancer, especially for men who are at hereditary risk or over 40.