HOUSTON - The second annual Party for a Cure benefit is nearly here and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful event. I hope you will join us at the fabulous ZaZa Houston for a memorable night.

I first met Gabe Canales several years ago and was very moved by his mission and the founding of Blue Cure. When you look at someone like Gabe, you would never imagine that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

He looks like a GQ model and talks the talk of Charlie Rose. However, this disease is not discriminating. What was unique about Gabe is that he was 35-years-old when he was diagnosed and now at 38, through living his philosophy and researching into what can be done preventatively, he is a true inspiration to others. Prostate cancer is not just a mature male s disease. It is striking more young men than ever before. Gabe travels the country extensively in pursuit of answers, meeting with doctors and researchers on both coasts, lectures and is not afraid to ask questions.

Gabe expounds that through exercise and watching what we put into our bodies and on our bodies, we can prevent and lesson the severity of this disease. We have to eliminate foods drenched in chemicals for preservation and all products that are white. Stress in our world today is a significant factor of many chronic diseases. One of the ways to reduce stress is to make an effort to have more joy and savor the real moments in life that bring us happiness. More than half of all cancers are preventable if we apply the knowledge that we have now and the knowledge that will come. Blue Cure advocates for increased funding for prevention care and offers information about preventative anti-cancer dietary and lifestyle habits before cancer strikes.

People often ask why do I become involved with one cause and not another. The answer is simple. Prostate cancer is looming large on the horizon, and it has been treated as a step-child. Blue Cure is the blue side of the women s pink movement. We have fathers, grandfathers, husbands, significant others, sons, brothers, cousins, uncles, and friends who are our heroes and mentors. Blue Cure offers guidance to those who are affected directly or indirectly by this disease. The Blue Cure life-style movement is gaining momentum in reaching younger men and educating them with the powerful anti-cancer message of prevention. Blue Cure provides a global forum for prostate cancer survivors, caregivers and doctors with support and information sharing.

Gabe reminds me of a man on a crusade who has shared his personal journey in order to help others who find themselves diagnosed with prostate cancer. He won t stop until he knows that we are going to beat this disease or at the very least bring it under control.

Blue Cure is having a fundraiser, affordable to all ($35) with lots of perks. The event will be held on Friday, May 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa. Wear comfy clothes, perhaps a touch of blue and be a part of the groundswell movement that is Blue Cure.

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