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Prostate Cancer Awareness - Max Smith Mitzvah Project

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THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

This is a service project that I am working on for my upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

When I was around age six, my father Glen Smith was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  A couple years later, his brother David was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Luckily, both cases were caught early because they had each been proactively checking their Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) through a simple blood test.

Prostate cancer is an underpublicized health concern.  Men are 35% more likely to get prostate cancer than women are to get breast cancer.  Every 2 ½ minutes, a new case of prostate cancer is discovered.  A man with a father or brother who has had prostate cancer under the age of 60 is twice as likely to get it.

Prostate cancer is generally thought of as a condition mainly suffered by - and quite common in - men over 65 years of age.  In fact, there is a saying that “most men die with prostate cancer than of prostate cancer.”  However, prostate cancer can be fatal if it goes untreated in younger men.

My mitzvah project has both community service and fund raising components:

Community Service - I would like help raise awareness for men to have their PSA checked early.  Many physicians do not recommend PSA testing until after the age of 50.  (My dad was in his mid-forties when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it would have gone unnoticed if he had not been getting his PSA tested.)  Men, next time you get a blood test, ask your doctor to include a PSA screening.

Fund Raising - Sadly, my brother, my cousin and I will all be considered high-risk for getting prostate cancer at a younger age due to our family history.  I would like to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to help fund new prostate cancer research.  To learn more about PCF and to give a tax-deductible donation, please visit my page at www.crowdrise.com/max-smith-mitzvah-project .

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about prostate cancer.  I hope that all men will get their PSA tested and will greatly appreciate your contribution to PCF.

Sincerely,

 

Max Smith

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$2,568

MONEY RAISED
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  • Willem Johnson

    $50

  • Sam Stavely

    $100

  • Neil Pinto

    $100

  • Glen Smith

    $180

  • Ilene Walter Robbins

    $10

  • Rob Armstrong

    $100

  • Pam

    $25

  • Becky Vickman

    $25

  • Laura Eby

    $50

  • Karen and Jacob Billig

    $25

  • David Smith & Matthew Smith

    $180

  • Doug Kelt and Victoria Dye

    $25

  • Judi London

    $36

  • Esther Gold

    $18

  • Debi and Charlie

    $36

  • Megan Weiner and Family

    $36

  • Amy Wohl

    $18

  • Clarence & Brenda Dye

    $25

  • susie reardon

    $25

  • Eisenberg's

    $72

  • Chris & Mike Churchill

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dawn and Perry

    $25

  • Donna Maris

    $20

  • Max's bris money

    $25

  • Lawrence Vega

    $50

  • Ron & Judy Mapstone

    $25

  • Cohn Family

    $25

  • Billman

    $18

  • The Fraenkel family

    $36

  • JaceMar

    $121

  • Peter Dill

    $50

  • Shaan Mehta

    $50

  • Daniel Di Vita

    $20

  • Antoinette Cinitiempo

    $20

  • Frank and Kathy Niezgoda

    $25

  • Tom Pichieri

    $25

  • Balis family

    $18

  • John & Gina Peebles

    $25

  • Halpern Family

    $18

  • Pomerantz

    $25

  • Joanne & Murray Goldstein

    $100

  • Farzin Bakhshian

    $36

  • Mark and Michelle Meiches

    $50

  • Kristin Mapstone

    $157

  • Rick Cirilo

    $200

  • Jeanette and Michael Pincus

    $18

  • Jake's Pincus Passover Sedar afikomen donation

    $50

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Donor Comments

Jake's Pincus Passover Sedar afikomen donation

Jake's Pincus Passover Sedar afikomen donation

DONATION: $50

Max, you can't say Jake has never given you anything! Jake, with a little prodding from "rabbi" Pincus and Peter donated the money he received in exchange for finding the afikomen on the first night of Passover at the Pincus'. Thank you Jake, Peter and Jeanette & Michael! 3 years ago

Jeanette and Michael Pincus

Jeanette and Michael Pincus

DONATION: $18

4 years ago

Rick Cirilo

Rick Cirilo

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Kristin Mapstone

Kristin Mapstone

DONATION: $157

Congratulations Max! I am so, so proud of you. This is a such a great public service, and we look forward to the day when we no longer have to worry about this condition affecting the men in our lives. I Love You, Mom 4 years ago

Mark and Michelle Meiches

Mark and Michelle Meiches

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Farzin Bakhshian

Farzin Bakhshian

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Joanne & Murray Goldstein

Joanne & Murray Goldstein

DONATION: $100

In Honor of Max's Bar Mitzvah Project 4 years ago

Pomerantz

Pomerantz

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Halpern Family

Halpern Family

DONATION: $18

Max, Congratulation on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah. We are so excited for you and proud of you. Can not wait to share this occasion with you. 4 years ago

John & Gina Peebles

John & Gina Peebles

DONATION: $25

4 years ago