Tie One On at Pike Brewing to Support Prostate Health Awareness

On Thursday June 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. the Pike Brewing Company hosts a special event: Tie One On, a prostate cancer awareness event. Beyond beer, Tie One On is all about tying on the blue ribbon and raising prostate health awareness. Pike Brewing hopes to raise more than $20,000 for the cause.

This is the third year that Pints for Prostates has collaborated with Pike Brewing to present the event. Pints for Prostates, a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message, will have representative at the event providing information on the importance of prostate health screenings and the value of early detection in the successful treatment of prostate cancer.

In addition to a fun evening with lots of great beer, there will be a silent auction for items donated by local merchants and a raffle for Pike Brewing swag. Also, make a donation at the event and to enter a raffle to win a seven night trip for two to Belgium. Find Pints for Prostates on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter.

Here is the press release from Pike Brewing:

Us TOO International, and DENDREON Corporation
A Charitable Event: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Seattle WA – June 4, 2012

Cheers, Bottoms Up, Down the Hatch…

Men have hundreds of words for drinking, but a very limited language to discuss their health, particularly issues such as prostate cancer. They may know their IPA but do they know their PSA? At Pike Brewing Company on June 14 “Tie One On” is not about drinking. It’s about the blue ribbon, and raising mens’ prostate health awareness. Timed for Father’s Day, Pike’s Pints For Prostates is a great way to bring families together to combat this all too prevalent disease. Come support a campaign that is reaching millions of men through the universal language of beer. Every pint benefits the cause, so bring your friends and raise a glass to fight prostate cancer.

For the third consecutive year, Pike Brewing Company presents Pints for Prostates, a charitable fundraiser to help fight prostate cancer. Over the past two years, we have helped raise more than $35,000 in the fight to raise awareness. As in past years, the entire day, beginning at 11 a.m., will be dedicated to the Pints for Prostates cause. Twenty percent of the proceeds of every beverage sold that day will be given to the Pints for Prostates campaign and Us TOO International. Highlighting the day is a special evening event from 6-9 P.M. in the Museum Room at The Pike Pub. Additionally, a silent auction and drawing will be held during the evening event. and Pints for Prostates have teamed up for a special Pints for Prostates Belgium Beer Tour for two scheduled for September 7-15, 2012 with stops in Brussels, Brugge and Ghent to benefit the fight against prostate cancer. Enter to win this incredible beer lover’s trip to Belgium!

Representatives from Pints for Prostates, Us TOO International, Cancer Care Alliance, and Dendreon Corporation, who are helping support the event, will be on hand to answer questions about detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3. Through the universal language of beer, this campaign encourages men to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men of the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 218,000 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2010. More information is available at Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

Pike Brewing Company is proud to partner with Pints for Prostates, Us TOO International and Dendreon Corporation to make this a successful event. We would also like to thank Square Tomato for their contribution of the original poster design “Tie One On.” We encourage you to invite your brothers, fathers, husbands and friends to join us in lifting a pint of Pike; “through the universal language of beer” we can help effect a cure!

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