The mission is two-fold. We want to provide FREE PSA Tests, and we also want to provide education about prostate cancer to take away the stigma. We put on an annual car show Cruisin' for a Cure. This year it is being held on August 4thth at 13120 Pierce St in Omaha. The focal point of the show is a FREE PSA test, a simple blood draw, available to every man over 40 attending the show. PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen; a chemical found in the blood which is the first indication of the possibility of prostate cancer. Testing information is not made public. We try to get as many men as possible tested at the show.
What are the goals for Nebraska Prostate Cancer Alliance?
- Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer: One of the central goals of the Nebraska Prostate Cancer Alliance is to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men, and early detection is vital for successful treatment. By leveraging the passion of car enthusiasts and the draw of a car show, the event serves as a platform to educate attendees about the importance of regular check-ups and early detection.
- Provide Prostate Cancer Screenings: In addition to spreading awareness, the event provides an opportunity for attendees to receive free prostate cancer screenings. These screenings can save lives by detecting potential issues early, and the event’s goal is to make this important health service accessible to a broader audience. This is a crucial aspect of the event, because as we know early detection saves lives.
- Fundraising for Charitable Causes: Nebraska Prostate Cancer Alliance also serves as a fundraising event coordinator. Our primary fundraiser event is Cruisin' for a Cure Omaha which brings car enthusiast together. Participates donations are welcomed. Proceeds are also generated from our sponsors and directed towards charitable organizations and initiatives that support prostate cancer research, patient care, and education.
Conclusion: The Nebraska Prostate Cancer Alliance is raising awareness about prostate cancer, providing free screenings, fundraising for charitable causes.