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Us TOO International and Raise a Voice Support Options for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients: Join us for a walk & assembly in Washington DC, June 4th

Us TOO International is continuing our support of efforts to increase options for men with advanced prostate cancer. Currently at issue is the recent FDA ruling which may delay access to a promising new prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge. 

Along with our other grassroots partners from Raise A Voice for Advanced Prostate Cancer Advocacy, we encourage members of our chapter support group network, patients, survivors, their families and friends to join together in a walk and assembly in Washington DC on Monday, June 4, 2007. Our goal is to gain news coverage as the largest D.C. prostate cancer rally ever held (we need 350 people or more to accomplish this goal).

The rally is being organized by Jan Manarite of PCRI and Raise A Voice. Jan helped to organize and coordinate the success at the March 29th FDA Provenge review meeting. The plan is to make this another memorable, meaningful event for men with prostate cancer. 

June 4th walk & assembly meet-up information

Watch Jim Kiefert, Us TOO Chairman, comments in CNBC story on Provenge 

Read Dr. Mark Moyad’s column on Provenge in the June edition of the Us TOO HotSheet

For more information on patient advocacy efforts related to Provenge, go to www.ProvengeNow.org and Prostate Cancer Research Institute’s website

Washington DC walk & assembly
Monday, June 4th

Meet either:

9:30 AM Union Station (Red Line) in front of fountain (Join the walk to assembly).
Or – 
10:00 AM Upper Senate Park, adjacent to Russell Senate Office Bldg (Join the assembly). Upper Senate Park is a shaded area with a few park benches. 

To join the walk and assembly, or for questions, email Jan at june4th@comcast.net

More details:

Attire
  • Blue shirt, any type
  • Blue jeans, jean shorts, or jean skirt (or something comparable). 
  • Those who have a military or law enforcement job, wear your uniform if you can. 
  • Those in the medical field, wear your uniform if you like. 
    (We will have blue rain ponchos in case of inclement weather for $1 donation)
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring water.

Signs

  • Inquire with Jan on content. There are strict regulations for signs, but sign makers are welcome. Again, you must inquire with Jan at (239) 395-0995 or june4th@comcast.net 

Visual Ideas

  • Bring men & women in uniform.
  • Bring a friend, family member.
  • We are working on having music.
  • We are working on trucks (semi’s) with blue ribbon, etc.
  • Motorcycles cannot find a place to park, so not a workable idea.
  • More to come….

Rally location

Parking

  • We are told there is no parking for private vehicles near the Rally site

Public Transportation via the Metro

  • Take the Red line to Union Station
  • Go south on Delaware Ave to Upper Senate Park (0.3 mile walk)
  • Take the Blue/Orange line to Capitol South Station 
  • Coming out of Capitol South station, go north on 1st or 2nd St. NE
    Go west on Constitution Ave, NW to Upper Senate Park (0.7 mile walk)
  • Take the Yellow/Green line to Archives - Navy Memorial Station
    Go east on Pennsylvania and Constitution Aves to Upper Senate Park (0.8 mile walk)
 
 

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