when you have cancer…
hope is like air

To raise awareness of prostate cancer and spread hope for patients and caregivers, Advanced Accelerator Applications, International (AAA), a Novartis company, is collaborating with patient organizations to launch the 2019 Hope Is Like Air campaign for prostate cancer. The initiative will involve displaying thousands of blue pinwheels across the U.S. and Europe, as blue is the color chosen to represent the prostate cancer community.

Prostate cancer patient advocacy groups like Us TOO and ZERO, are joining AAA for the Hope Is Like Air pinwheel project.

“Like the air we breathe, hope is critical to cancer patients and their loved ones,” said Rachel Levine, Global Head of Communications and Patient Advocacy. “Through the blue Hope Is Like Air pinwheels, we aim to show support for the millions of men with prostate cancer and their caregivers and families as they navigate the challenges of the disease.”

This is the inaugural year for the Hope Is Like Air campaign in prostate cancer.

About Prostate Cancer1,2

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men worldwide. Risk increases with age, for men of African descent and those who have a family history.

Symptoms can vary, and some men do not experience any symptoms, therefore screening is important. The standard screening procedure is a PSA blood test, which measures the prostate-specific antigen protein in the blood. If the PSA is elevated, a biopsy may be required.

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Participating Patient Group Websites

Find a support group near you and thanks for displaying blue pinwheels in these cities:

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Rush City, MN
  • Hammonton, NJ
  • Alexandria, VA

Thank you for displaying pinwheels at the 15th Annual Sea Blue Chicago Walk Run, Rochester Blue Ribbon Walk and at these UsToo chapters:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Austin, TX
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Cape May, NJ
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Coal Valley, IL
  • Danbury, CT
  • Decatur, IL
  • Dunedin, FL
  • Elgin, IL
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Germantown, TN
  • Grand Bahamas
  • Hackensack,NJ
  • Lansing, MI
  • Leawood, KS
  • Modesto,CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Norfolk,VA
  • Pahrump,NV
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Racine, WI
  • Rochester, NY
  • San Antonio,TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Springfield, IL
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • West, Allis, WI
  • Yakima, WA

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