Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18, 2009 Who Do You Race For?















MY NAME IS BRETT TROIA and I AM A PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR!

Help me raise funds and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Foundation while competing in the IRONMAN FLORIDA on November 7, 2009.

Please follow the link below to donate to my cause; <http://athletes.kintera.org/2009triathlon/bretttroia?faf=1&e=2422136044> to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Prostate Cancer Foundation
Brett Troia is "raising awareness and funds to change the face of prostate cancer"

As you may be aware, I was diagnosed Dec 3, 2008 with prostate cancer. I have since had a robotic prostatectomy, been diagnosed cancer free and well on my way to a full recovery. This year I will be "racing for the cure" with Athletes for a Cure in the Florida IRONMAN Triathlon on 11/07/2009. In addition, I am committed to supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation by setting a fundraising goal of $10,000 for prostate cancer research.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men. Men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Athletes for a Cure, a program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, is a new fundraising and awareness program to assist individual athletes in their quest to raise money for better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research with a simple, yet urgent goal: to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer.
I am dedicated to this cause, this race and hope that you will support me in reaching my fundraising goal.





Monday, August 10, 2009

August 6, 2009 The "GREY AREAS"

All this was posted on the http://athletesforacure.ning.com/ website by a friend (and site creator) of mine Greta Rose Zagarino;

"Member Brett Troia, prostate cancer survivor and triathlete, is experiencing an important "grey area" among his medical team: as a young man of 41, what are the typical physical traits of an Ironman triathlete compared to those of a young prostate cancer survivor? His doctors aren't quite sure.

Can we get some important feedback from some of the IMers out there who DON'T have prostate cancer, so we can compare? Specifically, do male IMers regularly experience a decrease in potency and other physical misc. levels when their training is at a max level? This information will give Brett and his doctors really valuable information about his health, and may help other men out there with the same question. Could be good or bad news for him, and he needs to know.

This is a great opportunity to put this NING community to use. Thanks for your help and participation."

Here is another link for Prostate Cancer information, this includes PC survivors who chose the robotic prostatectomy with Dr. Vipul Patel, http://www.vipfriendsonline.com/bretttroia.html

Sunday, August 2, 2009

July 31, 2009 Who Do You Race For?

Athletes For A Cure wants to know, "Who Do You Race For?"

Here is my 1 min 30 second response....



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Brett Troia was diagnosed on December 3, 2008 with Prostate Cancer and now he runs to raise funds and awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

MY NAME IS BRETT TROIA and I AM A PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR!Help me raise funds and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Foundation while competing in the IRONMAN FLORIDA on November 7, 2009.

Brett Troia is “raising awareness and funds to change the face of prostate cancer”

If you'd like to help me fundraise; Please join me in supporting a great cause as I compete in the Ironman Florida Nov 7, 2009: http://bit.ly/KyAZR