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Review for Prostate Cancer Foundation, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

My father died of advanced prostate cancer in 1999. Since then, I have become a patient advocate. I have two brothers who also have contracted Prostate Cancer. Our entire extended family is directly invested in finding a for PC. There are comments in other reviews about CEO compensation. Instead of assessing a charity based on compensation I believe it should be evaluated based on results. PCF is an unwavering champions for individuals suffering from Prostate Cancer. They have championed and accelerated at least 30 breakthrough drunks that effectively treat both early and advanced Prostate Cancer. One of these therapies - Zytiga would have extended my father's life. It is effectively extending life for many advanced prostate cancer patients as we speak. In addition, PCF has developed and organized teams of medical research that represent the best scientific minds in relation to Prostate Cancer. Their researchers include super stars such as William B. Issacs, PhD, and Robert Getzenberg, PhD at Johns Hopkins and Peter Nelson, MD, and Elahe Mostagel, MD, PhD, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. Both John Hopkins and Hutchinson are at the top of the treatment ladder for anyone suffering from Prostate Cancer.

Research, team building and staying focused on the core mission all falls under the responsibilities of a CEO. This is my definition of an effective charity. Our family is so dedicated to PCF that when our mother died we established a memorial fund in memory of both of our parents. I've worked in the non-profit field for several years, primarily in the fundraising and financial arena. The CEO is critical to fundraising and managing the use of donations. In my opinion the CEO for PCF is worth every cent he earns.

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