A vast network of survivors, doctors, researchers, activists and partnering advocate organizations allows NPCC to serve the public as a one-stop shop for prostate cancer information and education. Through setting up state coalitions and working together with concerned groups and individuals, awareness of prostate cancer is on the rise.
By partnering with top-notch organizations representing high-risk groups such as African Americans and Veterans, the NPCC actively works with government officials to increase federal funding for prostate cancer. Since NPCC was founded in 1996, federal funding has increased five-fold. In 2001, Worth Magazine named the National Prostate Cancer Coalition one of America’s Top 100 charities.
Managing the nation’s only mobile prostate cancer screening clinic, The Drive Against Prostate Cancer, NPCC reaches out to at-risk and underserved communities by offering free, complete and confidential screenings. In 2003, NPCC plans to screen over 10,000 nationwide. The National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC), founded in 1996, is the largest advocacy organization dedicated to ending the devastating impact of prostate cancer on men, families and society. Its goals are to increase awareness by educating the public about the disease, outreach to at-risk communities by conducting free screenings for prostate cancer, and engage citizens and associations in an effort to build an advocacy network to encourage increases in federal funding of prostate cancer research.