Three years ago today my father celebrated his 63rd birthday in Seattle. Unfortunately, he was not in Seattle for a fun-filled weekend with his daughter and favorite son-in-law. My father made the trip to Seattle, on his birthday, to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Because of a late diagnosis by his primary care doctor, the surgery outcomes were poor and he required two years of additional treatment. Today my father is in remission. He is celebrating his birthday doing one of the things he loves most in this world; riding his Harley. To quote my father’s Emmy worthy wedding speech, “may you have one hell of a ride.” Happy birthday Pop!
I share this for two reasons. First, I love my dad and am eternally grateful to have such an amazing, loving, fun father. Second, family history is the greatest predictor for prostate cancer and I have a son and a brother. I never want either to spend a birthday in the hospital, especially for cancer treatment. Without further ado; the Prostate Cancer Foundation is my Arm Candy Cause of the week.