A PCUK INITIATIVE?
Maybe I'm being too simplistic, but......
In view of the alarming prospect of men being denied abiraterone unless it's for 'end of life' care, a decision so many experts feel is ridiculous, and when Owen Sharp (CEO of this charity) expressed his views so well on TV yesterday, can the PCUK take the initiative here?
This is a charity with a healthy income and tremendous assets, and I wondered if there is a way that PCUK could actually set up a fund specifically to help our advanced PCa guys who will be denied the gift of extended life when drugs such as abiraterone are denied.
Over the years, many millions of pounds have been donated to the charity by people wanting only the best for PCa patients, and by families mourning the loss of a loved one and hoping that in future more men will be given the chance to survive for longer.
What with this abiraterone crisis, and the scandal of Enzalutamide being denied to patients in Northern Ireland, it would be tremendous if such a big, well respected charity like PCUK could step in and give that gift of life.
I suspect many of us may be feeling the same about this when the biggest fundraiser of the year (MOVEMBER) begins in a few months time.
Surely there is some way that PCUK could take this idea forward.
Can anyone please add suggestions here, or explain why this might not be possible.