Sunday Morning Holding Hands

A very personal post from Claremary about trying to find a cure for prostate cancer. I hope it raises awareness of the cost in research and human lives when funding is cut.

Around ZuZu's Barn

Charley with Jamie Bearse, President and CEO of ZERO

Last Sunday Charley and I took a walk together. We love to walk around holding hands, but this was a bit different. It was a 5K walk/run fundraiser for the group that is helping Charley in his quest to  end cancer – to find a cure for this disease – ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. 

I walked in memory of my dad, James Pratt, and in honor of my husband, Charles Sweeney.

Zero is the number men want to see when they get their PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood test results back from a screening or physical. Charley’s PSA at one point elevated to 178 – not a good sign. He’d already had his prostate removed and had undergone 36 radiation sessions, but his PSA kept rising, signaling the cancer had spread. He was told he was going to die. We decided…

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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