For Immediate Release
January 14, 2012
Contact Ken Malik @ 415-407-3961

Cancer Climb & Trek For Prostate Awareness
The Bob Boardman Memorial Expedition
Mt Shasta: July 14 – 20, 2012

Since 2001, a select group of prostate cancer veterans, their family members, loved ones and friends have been participating in the annual Cancer Climb & Trek For Prostate Awareness. The 2012 expedition this July will tackle 14,162’ Mt Shasta in the Cascade mountain range of Northern California. There will be a technical climbing team and a trekking team on this year’s expedition.

For the expedition members, this is an opportunity to focus national attention on the prostate cancer epidemic while sending a message of hope and inspiration to those afflicted with the disease. Participants will raise critically needed funding for the non-profit Prostate Awareness Foundation’s education and outreach programs. The PAF educates and encourages men to take a pro-active posture toward prostate health. Prostate cancer will affect one in five families in the United States.

This is the 11th year for these fundraising expeditions. The first expedition in 2001 climbed Mt Aconcagua in the Argentine Andes. Since then, annual climbs have included Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt Blanc in the European Alps, Mt Elbert & Massive in the Colorado Rockies, Mt Dana & Mt Hoffman in the Yosemite High Country, Mt Cotopaxi and El Misti in the Andes mountains of South America.

The Prostate Awareness Foundation, the non-profit organization that sponsors these expeditions provides men and their families with information about available treatment options both conventional and alternative. It also offers guidance about preventative measures, nutritional support and stress management techniques. The object is to help men and their families take a proactive approach to good prostate health. PAF is currently recruiting participants for the July expedition. You can get more information about the foundation at or by calling 415-675-5661.