I am deeply saddened to share with you that I learned from Dee Pinchot that her husband Harry Pinchot passed away Wednesday evening.
Harry’s long battle started in 1995 with his prostate cancer diagnosis and a prognosis of 12-18 months to live. Harry became active in his search for knowledge on prostate cancer, joined a support group and was hired in1997 as the first staff member of the newly formed Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) in Los Angeles which was founded by Dr. Stephen Strum and Dr. Mark Scholz.
I was pleased to know and work with Harry as he served two three year terms on the Us TOO Board of Directors and served as a volunteer Regional Coordinator/Director and assisted numerous volunteer support group leaders.
Jim Kiefert, the Us TOO Board Chairman, shared the news last night with the Us TOO Board members and we discussed how much Harry will be missed. Jim and I talked about how knowledgeable he was about prostate cancer and how passionate and dedicated Harry was to helping others. As Jim said “It is sad to see that another prostate cancer warrior has fallen, we must stay committed to our work in Harry’s absence.”