HISTORY: While we seldom promote commercial ventures, we do
want to encourage companies that give-away items like calendars and
coffee cups to coincide connecting it to Prostate Cancer Awareness.
Positive Promotions went out on a limb in 1998 to develop materials
(some that can take company imprints and some that can't - golf tees,
NFL football schedules) on prostate awareness. (See the items under
the "Lenny" icons above.) They had done a great deal for breast
cancer awareness and there is a market for that. But, men don't want
to talk to men about prostate cancer and companies are afraid to
promote it. I hope your company will step into the void and do
everything possible, in every way possible to let every man know
about prostate cancer and ever boy and young man know about
testicular cancer. To this end, we have included a small photo of the
promotional materials offered by Positive Promotions back in 1998 for
Man Should Know About His Prostate:
Booklet provided by Merck. Free with SASE. How
about Prostate Health slide guide. All men over the age of 50
should have an annual digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate
specific antigen (PSA). Men with a family history of prostate cancer
should check with their doctors about beginning annual exams at age
40. This guide provides facts about prostate cancer and symptoms. $3
each. How to Order
Save the Males T-shirt
ZERO's "Save the Males" T-Shirts have arrived! Back by popular demand, ZERO The Project to End Prostate Cancer has unveiled the newest version of its best selling T-Shirt.
The "Save the Males" T-Shirt is a great way to show your support for ending prostate cancer while at the same time adding a sense of humor to your day. Wear it around town, at your local Great Prostate Cancer Challenge® race, while training for a marathon, half marathon or triathlon through ZERO's DASH FOR DAD Endurance Team Program, or to your next doctor's appointment.
Available in both classic red and simple white, the "Save the Males" T-Shirt comes in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large for only $20 a piece. To buy your shirt today, click here!
All proceeds from the sale of "Save the Males" T-Shirts benefit ZERO's early detection and educational programs. 91 cents of every dollars goes towards ZERO's programs.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Pins
Prostate Cancer Awareness Stamp Introduced -
Out Of Print
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men (after lung cancer) and, excluding skin cancer, is the most common cancer in American men. Early prostate cancer often does not cause symptoms.
Designed by Michael Cronan of San Francisco, Calif., the Prostate Cancer Awareness stamp design incorporates the male symbol. The words "Prostate Cancer Awareness" are stacked at the top of the vertically formatted stamp, "USA 33" appears turned 90 degrees counterclockwise in the bottom-left corner, and stacked in a box positioned in the bottom-right corner of the design are the words "Annual Checkups and Tests."
While the Postal Service does not endorse any particular testing method, the stamp encourages men who schedule annual physicals or checkups to discuss testing options with their healthcare provider.
For more information on stamps, visit the Postal Service Web site at www.usps.com and click "Stamps." To order stamps or stamp products, go directly to www.stampsonline.com
Technical Details: Issue: Prostate Cancer Awareness; Item Number:
448200; Denomination & Type of Issue: 33-cent Commemorative;
Stamps per Pane/Coil: 20; Print Quantity: 78.1 million stamps; Gum
Prostate Cancer Awareness Stamp Taken Off
Here's the latest information on sales of the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp. As of June 15, 2001, the U.S Postal Service sold 305 million of the stamps (40 cents each for a total gross revenue of $122 million), raising $21 million for research. 415 million total stamps have been printed. The stamp was first issued on July 29, 1998.
Source: Don Smeraldi, U.S. Postal Service,
How to Order