April Update

Dear APCF Family and Friends,
 
As we move forward with the new normal, you and your loved ones are at the forefront of our minds here at the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF). Things are changing rapidly – but you need to know that you are not alone and we are here for you!
 
Cancer can weaken the immune system, and cancer patients are especially susceptible to other illnesses. Both diligence and discipline are critical as you take steps to protect yourself and your family. Still, we’ve seen the cancer community unite to tackle any obstacles against us. We believe we will do this again during the COVID-19 outbreak because together, we are stronger.
 
APCF will continue to ensure that “No Arkansan Should Face Prostate Cancer Alone.” We are continuing our community services as follows:
  • Peer Networks – our once a month meetings empower and reassure survivors. During this time, we will be hosting virtual peer networks via Zoom video conferencing. The information has been sent to past participants, but if you want more information, please contact Cara Clements at cclements@arprostatecancer.org.
  • Navigation – Our staff is trained to provide one-on-one guidance as you face a possible diagnosis of prostate cancer – and throughout the journey. Our goal is to eliminate barriers to healthcare. Please reach out to us via phone at (501) 379-8027 or contact Cara Clements at cclements@arprostatecancer.org.
  • Resources – APCF maintains a Prostate Health Resource Center with books, pamphlets, and other complementary materials. Some of these resources are featured below. If you are interested in these resources, please contact Melissa Stiles at mstiles@arprostatecancer.org.
  • Education and Screenings – We feel it is safest and healthiest to follow the CDC’s guidelines and postpone all currently scheduled education and screening events across the state. We are working diligently to plan additional events once it is recommended to do so. Until then, if you need to be screened in a more timely manner, please contact APCF so we can assist in finding a provider to help you.
 
We can not continue our mission without your support. Please help us to in the fight for men and their families facing prostate cancer – the #1 cause of cancer in men in Arkansas. Please contact Ryan Miller at rmiller@arprostatecancer.org to make a difference today.
 
We are increasing our communication to better engage our community. We are updating our Facebook page regularly. Please like and follow us there for additional information.
 
To learn more about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov or the local health department’s website https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov.
 
Please know we are with you. You are part of our family – and we want to make every effort to help you.
 
Sincerely,
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Staff

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