We are selling these amazing trips!  Take a vacation and fight prostate cancer!

Proceeds from the vacation sales benefit COMAPC

Luxe Tropical Getaway

Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mazatlán, or Cozumel in Mexico

Escape to paradise on a dreamy all-inclusive getaway designed for just you and your special someone. Revel in a five-night escape that promises unforgettable moments. Indulge in a diverse range of activities that cater to your every whim. Dive into the underwater world with thrilling snorkeling adventures or unwind at the rooftop bar, savoring your favorite drinks while enjoying live entertainment.

$995

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The Long Weekender

Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, and Montreal.

Amazing food, world-class shopping, museums, nightlife and an intoxicating atmosphere are just some of the characteristics that define The Long Weekender Winner’s Choice. With The Long Weekender package, travelers will get to select a 3-night getaway to one of our six premiere destinations.

$1595

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Wine Country Getaway

Sonoma Valley, the charming Paso Robles in California, the picturesque Willamette Valley in Oregon, and the enchanting Texas Hill Country

The Wine Country Explorer package allows you to select a 3-night getaway to one exclusive wine destination among our enticing options spread across the United States. Immerse yourself in the bold and vibrant California wine scene or uncover the hidden treasures of Oregon or Texas, all while indulging in the finest wines and creating unforgettable memories.

$1895

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Fundraising

Thanks to Larry Lampa for his amazing fundraiser for COMPAC!  Check out the video that documents his team and his journey. Thank you to Larry and all the people who contributed to his fundraiser!

If you would like to create your own fundraiser, contact us for ways we can help and support you.  The funds you raise will go directly to prostate cancer awareness, education, and treatment for men in underserved communities!

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Our Game Plan for Victory Over Prostate Cancer

Awareness

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. Some prostate cancers grow and spread quickly, but most grow slowly. Our goal is to make sure all men get their prostate checked to prevent and treat cancer early and increase survivability.

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Early Detection

Scheduling an appointment with your doctor and getting screened early is key to prevention! Early screening is testing to find prostate cancer markers in people before they have symptoms. For some types of cancer, screening can help find cancers at an early stage, when they are likely to be easier to treat.

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Support

We are a group of prostate cancer survivors, prostate cancer warriors, and their friends and family. We offer a community of people with similar experiences. Together we can support each others fight and help prevent men from getting prostate cancer in the future.

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In Memoriam

One of the original founders or COMAPC, Egbert C. Brown passed away in 2016. He was actively involved in driving COMAPC forward and served as the secretary until his illness and death. He participated in the American Association for Cancer Research Scientist to Survivor Program as an advocate. He was selected to serve with the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program as a consumer advocate reviewer. He received an award of excellence from COMPAC for his local and national work. He was a passionate advocate for educating the public about prostate disease, education, and research.

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

  • Problems urinating, including a slow or weak urinary stream or the need to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Trouble getting an erection (erectile dysfunction or ED)
  • Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to bones
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control from cancer pressing on the spinal cord

It’s important to tell your health care provider if you have any of these symptoms so that the cause can be found and treated, if needed.

Paul’s Survivor Story

Our guest speaker for the 2018 Par For Life golf tournament was Paul T. Young. He is a retired Columbus Firefighter serving the city of Columbus for 32 years as a firefighter and Lieutenant. After retirement in 2012, he worked for 2 years as a fire dispatcher with MECC, the NE county townships fire and emergency dispatching center. He is the event coordinator for the minority retired firefighter organization, ORGnG that he ehlped found. He is a prostate cancer survivor and has become an advocate and a speaker for the cause. He presented his experience to the audience participating in the golf tournament. Young is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker and gives a “no holds barred” account of his journey from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. He also uses his Facebook account to educate as many people as possible. COMAPC recognizes the value of having a survivor share his story and we are thankful to Mr. Young.

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About 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 3.1 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

Early Detection is Key to Prevention!

Caught in its early stages, prostate cancer can be cured and treated with more manageable side effects to patients. However, caught too late, it can have many serious effects on the lives of patients and their families.

Effective early detection is a win-win

Screening is testing to find cancer in people before they have symptoms. For some types of cancer, screening can help find cancers at an early stage, when they are likely to be easier to treat.

Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a man’s blood. Another way to find prostate cancer is the digital rectal exam (DRE).

If the results of either of these tests is abnormal, further testing (such as a prostate biopsy) is often done to see if a man has cancer.

It’s important to have honest, open discussions with your doctor. You should feel free to ask any question, no matter how small it might seem.

Most medical organizations encourage men in their 50s to discuss the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening with their doctors. The discussion should include a review of your risk factors and your preferences about screening.

You might consider starting the discussions sooner if you’re a Black person, have a family history of prostate cancer or have other risk factors.

2004

COMAPC was founded in 2004 by a small, community-minded group of men who originally called themselves the Central Ohio Hackers, for their love of the game of golf.

2007

The Central Ohio Hackers changed their name to the Central Ohio Men Against Prostate Cancer (COMAPC), and registered with the State of Ohio and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

2018

COMPAC hosts it’s 13th annual Par For Life Golf Event fundraiser. Our biggest ever, all the proceeds when to local prostate cancer clinics to help the less fortunate in our community get screened and treated.

2022

COMPAC names Marc Obregon as their new Executive Director and Marketing Director to continue to grow prostate cancer awareness and to serve the community.

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