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Son of Late Hanna Andersson Co-Founder Establishes National Nonprofit Foundation

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evan Denhart the son of the late Hanna Andersson co-founder, Tom Denhart, has established the Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life) in his father's memory. This national foundation is dedicated to eliminating death from prostate cancer – the disease that took Denhart's life in April 2009 after a 14-year battle.

"After experiencing first hand the impact of prostate cancer I felt strongly that there existed a need to raise awareness, provide education and fund research for prostate cancer at a similar level to the successes we have seen in the breast cancer movement. A more consistent message and better education of men are needed to move a national effort towards finding a cure for prostate cancer to the next level."

The foundation's mission statement indicates that it will advance the knowledge and understanding necessary to individualize prevention, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.

PAR for Life is aligned with three physicians who make up the scientific advisory board. Dr. Tomasz Beer, Grover C. Bagby Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research, Oregon Health Sciences University Knight Cancer Institute; Dr. Martin Gleave Professor of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia and Dr. William OH Clinical Director, Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC.  

It is these three who collaborated with CEO Evan Denhart on the mission of the organization and who will ensure the best avenues for achieving the mission of the foundation.

The foundation plans to raise funds through several key areas -- corporate partnerships, golf events and online giving tools.  Based in the Northwest the foundation has a five-year plan for rolling out programs across the U.S.  They recently launched their website www.parforlife.org.

"I'm thrilled with the initial community response to the vision of the foundation and the mission we have set out to achieve. Now is where the hard work begins.  We need to raise a significant amount of money to allow us to make an impact in educating all men as well as finding a cure for this disease."

About Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life)

The Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life) is in the process of becoming a national registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. PAR for Life was established in late 2009 as a charitable organization in the state of Oregon.

SOURCE Prostate Awareness Research Foundation

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