You may not immediately associate prostate cancer with Valentine’s Day, but one advocacy group is taking advantage of this time of year that highlights love to raise awareness about those individuals who care for and support men with prostate cancer – the caregiver. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) kicked off a month-long TRUE Love contest on February 1st to honor family and caregivers for their tireless work in caring for their loved ones living with prostate cancer.
TRUE is a tribute to the unsung heroes – whether they are spouses, partners, nurses, doctors, siblings, children or friends. PCF will be accepting TRUE Love stories from all perspectives that reflect love, honor and care for prostate cancer patients throughout the Valentine’s season, when love is celebrated.
Bell, known for her accomplished work in Veronica Mars, Frozen and Bad Moms, will be helping create awareness about the TRUE Love contest and will also be curating a special gift for the winner with the most moving and heartfelt story. This cause hits close to home for Bell. Her mother is a nurse and her father-in-law is battling prostate cancer, so she understands first-hand the value of how caregivers are an essential part of a support system.
If you are a prostate cancer caregiver and have a great story to tell, you can enter the contest by submitting your own unique caregiving story and a photo at www.PCF.org/true. Select stories will be featured on PCF’s website.
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer really happens to the entire family – partners, spouses and children quickly become advocates, researchers and emotional support for men diagnosed with the disease. Find tips and more for caregivers here – and have a Happy Valentines Day!