Ken Malik - Santa Rosa, CA

Ken Malik - Santa Rosa, CA

Ken Malik is the co-founder and executive director of the Prostate Awareness Foundation; He is one of the team leaders of this year’s expedition to Mt. Shasta.

The question always comes up: Why climb a mountain? The stock response is usually: because it is there. For me it goes much deeper than that. It is a chance to honor the good friends I have lost to cancer over the years. In 2016 alone I lost seven friends to cancer. So I will be honoring their memory in a special ceremony at the summit. I also plan to bring the ashes of two people very dear to me.

I attempted to reach the summit of Mt Shasta on the 2012 Cancer Climb and Trek for Prostate Awareness and I came within 600’ of the summit before I turned back due to a bad ankle sprain. On that climb, four of our twelve-member team were able to summit. This is a tough and challenging mountain. This time it would be nice to reach the summit, but I have understood for a long time that it is not so much the destination but the journey that is important.

I do feel fortunate that my body at 71 years old is still in good enough shape to mountain climb. I attribute this to my over 21 years of holding my prostate cancer at bay using a strict diet, regular daily exercise and stress management. I feel very lucky to have caught my disease early and be able to stall its progression without the need for conventional intervention. Men and their families need to know that cancer does not have to be the end of a rich and rewarding life.

I think it’s incredibly important that organizations like the PAF continue to offer men free, patient driven information about how to take a pro-active approach to prostate health. It’s the main reason I’m climbing once again. Won’t you please support my efforts with a generous tax deductible donation to the PAF?

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Bill Hartley

Bill Hartley - Austin, TX

I met Ken Malik and a number of the guys from the Prostate Awareness Foundation on last year’s Prostate Gathering in the Yosemite High Country. It was a trip of a lifetime. Discussions about prostate health and other health matters came up regularly on the trail and around the campfire. These discussions had a great impact on me and have changed my prospective along with influencing me to adopt a more pro-active approach to my own health.

I look forward to being on this year’s support/trekking team when we attempt the summit of Mt Shasta on the annual Cancer Climb and Trek for Prostate Awareness. Many thanks for supporting my efforts.

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Steve Massaro

Steve Massaro - Del Valle, TX

My experience with prostate cancer is two-fold. First, my grandfather had it in his later years of life. Although it did not cause his death it did cause considerable misery from both the treatments and the cancer itself.
I had my own run in with prostate cancer. I had a high PSA level on a routine exam about 15 years ago, then had a biopsy with the usual unpleasant after effects. Thankfully the biopsy came back negative. I’m afraid to go through that again having read that biopsies can possibly free up otherwise slow growing cancer cells to travel elsewhere in the body. So I have adopted a pro-active approach to my prostate health which includes a prostate friendly diet and increased exercise and hope that will keep any prostate problems at bay.
Thank you for supporting my efforts to reach the summit of Mt Shasta. I have never attempted a technical climb on snow and ice before. I look forward to the challenge with some apprehension, and lots of excitement.

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Ralph Lake

Ralph Lake

Support crew

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Dave Massen

Dave Massen

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Tim Englert

Tim Englert

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Please provide your support and enthusiasm for our expedition to Mt Shasta. All donations are tax deductible. To donate by credit card on my behalf please follow the PayPal prompts. If you would like to send a check please send to PAF, PO Box # 2934, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.


Tom Lennon, San Francisco, CA

Tom Lennon - San Francisco, CA

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Walter Radtke

Walter Radtke

Support crew

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