“I wanted to share my story to, frankly, save other men’s lives. I discovered that very few knew anything about [prostate cancer]. Even less had had the PSA test.”
– Wayne Sticha, 64, Founder of Ride for Dads
Over the summer, we shared two interviews with PatientLikeMe members conducted by our partner Patient Power: one with psoriasis patient Lissa and another with multiple sclerosis patient Marcia. Today, against the backdrop of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’re pleased to present the latest Patient Power video interview with member Wayne Sticha, a prostate cancer survivor from Lindstrom, Minnesota.
Check out Wayne’s interview to learn about his prostate cancer experience as well as how he was inspired to found Ride for Dads, an annual benefit and awareness motorcycle ride now in its third year. What drives his passion for educating other men, who he says “tend to ignore the subtle signs of aging,” about prostate cancer? And what are his aspirations for this growing event? Hit “play” below to find out.
Wayne Sticha: Prostate Cancer Survivor Turned Advocate from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
Stay tuned for a post featuring one of Wayne’s photos from the 2012 Ride for Dads as well as the next installment of the Patient Power interview series.
- Filed Under: Conditions, Patient Experiences
- Tags: Awareness, benefit motorcycle ride, fundraising, men's health, patient activist, Patient Power, prostate cancer, prostate cancer survivor, PSA test, Ride for Dads, video interview, Wayne Sticha
Summer is here, and that means there are disease-related walk/run events happening all around the country!
For inspiration, please meet epilepsy patient Monica (second from right), who led a PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored team at the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC. Held on March 31, 2012, the two-mile walk occurred between Madison and Jefferson Drives on DC’s famous National Mall. “I do a lot of fundraising on my Facebook page, so my friends and family all know I have epilepsy,” says Monica.
Congrats to Monica and all of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored teams for your efforts to raise funds and awareness for your condition. We’re honored to support you every step of the way. For more PatientsLikeMeInMotion team photos, check out our growing Flickr collection.
Thinking about organizing a team for this summer or fall? Learn more about the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program today.