Last year in my drunken stupor at GABF, I purchased 3 tickets to win a trip for 2 to Prague, Munich, etc for Oktoberfest. The raffle was to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign. At the time, I never really thought about and only occasionally did Steve ever mention “Hey, are we going to Oktoberfest?” Well, the excitement had been mounting and a perfect addition to the week of Jon, I found out today that I didn’t win. Winning would have been nice but I think bringing awareness to such a worthy cause. Dealing with family who are surviving from the big “C” word has me thinking all too much about what I need to do to protect myself and my family. Early detection is definitely an important step, helping those with it is the next, and supporting efforts to find the cure is last (but not least). I wanted to offer up a free plug on my blog for this effort and I will add others throughout the year.
For those men reading this, please get checked. Its a simple blood test and can help detect as an early warning before its too late. For the ladies, talk to your men about it. Don’t badger, be supportive. Men do not like doctors or blood tests, etc.