2011 Annual Report
Great things happened here at the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) in 2011. Here are just a few:
- APCF participated in 45 education and screening events, serving 30 counties and 35 cities.
- Local partners statewide helped to distribute 40,000 educational materials.
- APCF screened 3,192 men.
- 319 men were referred for follow up due to suspicious results.
- 188 volunteer coordinators, physicians, nurses, physician assistants and phlebotomists contributed 812 hours to APCF events.
- APCF staff helped 692 men through the Patient Navigation program through 2,496 contacts including letters, phone calls, emails and face-to-face visits.
- Peer Network (support group) meetings in Little Rock, Ft. Smith (Reynolds Cancer Support House partner), Springdale and Jonesboro were attended by 127 men and their loved ones 529 times.
- Corporate Partners, those providing =>$20,000 in-kind or in-cash, included Baptist Health (PSA tests), Iberia Bank (occupancy), Lamar Outdoor (billboard space) and the Wal-Mart Foundation (education and screening support).
- The 2011 Boys and Their Toys Presents: A Rockin’ Bow Tie Affair, 2-Wheel Cruisers motorcycle ride, and the Highlands Methodist Men golf tournament helped fund the Foundation’s daily operations.
- Private foundation support came from the Arkansas Community Foundation, Charles H. Stout Foundation, Entergy Foundation, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation and the Wal-Mart Foundation.
- The Arkansas General Assembly continued to support the APCF through tobacco excise taxes.
- Gifts of time and money from individuals and businesses continued to sustain APCF efforts.
Government Education and Involvement
- Staff continued to educate state and federal lawmakers regarding prostate cancer issues and funding.
- Advocacy efforts included contacting prostate cancer stakeholders statewide to respond to the United States Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation against prostate cancer screening.
- Proposed by Representative Fred Allen, Act 830 of 2011 allowed the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation to design the Prostate Cancer Awareness Special License Plate.
- Governor Beebe declared September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Community Education and Involvement
- APCF collaborated with the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House (RCSH) to establish a weekly support group in Ft. Smith specifically for prostate cancer survivors.
- APCF, UAMS and Dendreon hosted Dr Michael Kattan, Chair for Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at Cleveland Clinic, to present Prostate Cancer- Predictive Models for Decision Making at Hope Cancer Resources for Northwest Arkansas urologists, in Little Rock for private practice urologists and at UAMS for faculty and residents.
- Contributed to Arkansas Cancer Coalition activities by participating in Competitive Grants Review and Audit Committees; Helen Baldwin served as ACC board member and vice-chair;
- Participated in the Arkansas Minority Health Commission Public Health Leaders Roundtable;
- Supported the Arkansas Mentoring and Networking Association, a nonprofit to promote and support minority student participation in the sciences;
- Presented at the annual Arkansas Urological Society meeting;
- Attended training by the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence for Nonprofits, Leadership and Governance program;
- Educated healthcare professionals at the UAMS 15thAnnual Family Medicine Update;
- Hosted the annual Arkansas Cancer Coalition/Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Prostate Cancer Workgroup meeting and included survivors, health groups, donors and decision-makers from medicine, nursing and academia;
- Presented an update on prostate cancer in Arkansas at the UAMS Cancer Control Outreach 3rd Annual Prostate Cancer Forum with Dr. Jacques Carter, President of the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Council and Harvard Faculty Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
- Participated in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Prostate Cancer: Predictive Models for Decision Making—An International Multidisciplinary Conference on finding new ways to improve decision making in prostate cancer.
National Education and Involvement
- Fred Allen, Raul Blasini, Charlie Crow, John DiPippa, Ed Moore and R.D. Saenz represented the APCF and Arkansas as Consumer Reviewers at Department of Defense sessions on prostate cancer research.
- The APCF gave a poster presentation at the Department of Defense 2011 Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today (IMPaCT) Program.
- Representative Fred Allen participated in a panel discussion at the 7thAnnual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, sponsored by the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
- APCF Executive Director, Helen Baldwin, gave a presentation, entitled State Activism: Effective Advocacy at Home at the Annual ZERO Summit to End Prostate Cancer in Washington, D.C.
- Helen Baldwin shared best practices at the 7th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions, Chicago.
- Staff represented APCF at The Prostate Cancer Research Institute’s annual conference devoted to all aspects of prostate cancer including active surveillance, nutrition, new imaging, chemotherapy, biologic therapy and advanced disease.
None of this would have happened without the support of the Arkansas legislature, federal funding, private foundation grants, the many individuals, healthcare organizations, and businesses that support the APCF financially. (See Below for our IRS Form 990)
To continue your support, donate securely online or send your contribution to the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1910 N. Grant Street, Suite 1-A, Little Rock, AR 72207.