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Asbury Park Press
December 25th, 2007
The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey noted the creation of Women Against Prostate Cancer as a way to support women who are struggling with the effects of a loved one with prostate cancer. The article discusses Betty Gallo's personal story as well as that of Shelia Rosko, a member of WAPC. Betty mentions the progress that prostate cancer has made as people become more health conscious, but also that there is still a lot of work to do.
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The Star Ledger
December 23th, 2007
This article from December 23, 2007 edition of The Star Ledger highlights the purpose and vision of Women Against Prostate Cancer. In addition it mentions the frequency of prostate cancer and Betty Gallo is quoted saying "That lack of discussion can often put a strain on a woman, who oftentimes may be trying to serve as caregiver for their loved one diagnosed with prostate caner," in regards to the fact that many women won't address the illness-related issues of impotence, incontinence, and sexual function.
The Advocate
December 12th, 2007
On December 12, 2007, reported on the first ever of meeting of Women Against Prostate Cancer / Louisiana Symposium on Men's Health in Baton Rouge, LA. The importance of prostate exams and regular health check-ups for men were stressed. The article also quoted Betty Gallo saying that women can influence the health of men in their lives, "Nag. Nag. Nag. Nag them until they go to the doctor."

Latest Updates / Upcoming Events


Tennessee Screening
On Tuesday, January 15th, from 7:00am to 12:00 pm Men's Health Network in partnership with a number of other organizations including Women Against Prostate Cancer will be hosting The Annual Tennessee Legislative Screening on the Legislative Plaza of the Capital in Nashville.  Everyone who works at the Capital is free to attend and take part in screenings including cholesterol, glucose, body fat, blood pressure, osteoporosis, colorectal cancer (take-home test), and PSA.  Judy Seals-Togbo of Women Against Prostate Cancer and Men's Health Network Tennessee will be attending and we invite all members of WAPC in the Nashville area to come help out with the screening.  There will also be a special photo opportunity for WAPC members with the Tennessee Speaker of the House, James Naifeh. 
News 12 Also on Tuesday, January 15th, Betty Gallo and Theresa Morrow appeared on a New Jersey cable news channel, News 12 "12 to Your Health" segment speaking about Women Against Prostate Cancer.  The segment was 7 minutes long and presented a great opportunity for Betty and Theresa to share with the entire state of New Jersey what WAPC is all about and what we hope to accomplish.