Exton Region Chamber of Commerce


April 4, 2019
Written by: Laurie Ryan

Malvern, PA: On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition awarded Michael
Chain and his team at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA, for their service in prostate cancer
awareness. The Desmond Hotel has hosted the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition’s flagship event,
Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness, for five years, helping to raise over $100,000 to fund
prostate cancer education and outreach.

“Hank Porterfield and the Porterfield Family Foundation have been fighting for prostate cancer awareness
for over 25 years,” explained COL (Ret) James Williams (USA), Chairman of PPCC and prostate cancer
survivor. “When he passed last year, we knew we had to do something to keep his fighting spirit alive. The
Hank’s Heroes award is given to businesses and volunteers that have made the decision that prostate cancer
awareness matters. These awards are our way to honor Hank’s legacy and the amazing work being done in
the field to help keep men healthy and alive.”

Over 200 people were in attendance at the 5th Annual Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness, including
headlining guests Nick McIlwain from WMMR Radio’s “Preston & Steve Show” and Fox 29’s Dr. Mike Cirigliano.
Accepting the Hank’s Heroes award on behalf of The Desmond were Michael Chain, John Elwanger,
Kim Mullen, and Burt Ockerman.

About Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness
The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition has partnered with the Desmond Hotel and Steve Morrison (of WMMR’s “Preston and Steve” show and a prostate cancer survivor) for five Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness events. In 2015, the event had an attendance of 70 people and raised $8,000. Over the next several years, the event has grown to over 200 attendees a year and raises over $20,000 each year. The event is refreshed each year, but always includes live music, food pairings, craft breweries, wines, signatures cocktails, silent auction, and more. This flagship event highlights the importance of prostate health and early detection in suburban Philadelphia communities.
Interested in being a sponsor or donor to next year’s Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer? Please email Kristine Warner at kristine@paprostatecancer.org or call 800.892.3311.

About the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition (PPCC) is the only statewide men’s health advocacy coalition in the Commonwealth. The PPCC works to increase the public’s health literacy of prostate cancer risks and to educate Pennsylvania legislators on improvements to men’s health policy. Pennsylvania’s fathers, brothers and sons need timely and accurate information about prostate cancer. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in ten of those men diagnosed will be under age 55. Without prostate cancer education, health literacy, and proper screening, the men we care about won’t be getting the healthcare they deserve.

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