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Jun 29, 2011 1:06 AM by Stephanie Collins

Retired firefighter hits the road to spread cancer message

A retired firefighter and prostate cancer survivor from Austin, Texas is riding across the country to educate others about the disease, and today he was in Colorado Springs.

Bob Damron is specifically spreading his message at fire stations to his extended family, our nation's firefighters. He hopes that they then pass the information along to their loved ones. because like any cancer, he says early detection of prostate cancer is really the best way to beat it, "It'll eventually get past the firefighters to their sons and family and friends, and even the gals, they go talk to their husbands, spouses and brothers and uncles and you know, pass it on," he explains.

Damron is now completely cancer free. He retired in March and hit the road soon after in April. He's only about a third of the way through his trip. He plans to cover 29,000 miles by the fall, visiting fire stations all across the country.

Damron supports Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, they have more about prostate on their website, just click here.

 

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