Last May, Dan Zenka of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (motivated by his own recent diagnosis) first suggested the idea of lighting the White House blue in September to celebrate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Now there’s been a formal request supported by many of the leading prostate cancer advocacy organizations (including Dan and the Prostate Cancer Foundation).
Here is the letter from Tom Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) to President Obama. It was kindly forwarded to the White House by Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, himself a prostate cancer survivor, and it is supported by 11 of the leading prostate cancer advocacy groups (including Prostate Cancer International, which is the “parent” of this web site).
But we still need your help and support. Contact the White House yourself at www.whitehouse.gov/contact to support this initiative. Use language from Tom’s letter or from Dan Zenka’s original e-mail to support this idea. Let’s put aside our personal political opinions for 24 hours and show America that the prostate cancer community can all come together around a really good and simple idea!