Miss Chicago's Outstanding Teen - Eden Wilson

Miss Chicago's Outstanding Teen - Eden Wilson

Hi! My name is Eden Wilson, and I’m part of the movement to defeat prostate cancer. I chose early detection and prevention of prostate cancer as my platform for the Miss Chicago's Outstanding Teen competition and will continue to advocate for prostate cancer awareness and healthy dads and families as I compete for the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen title. I decided that if I, a fourteen-year-old girl, can talk about prostate cancer with my family and friends with no embarrassment, everybody should be able to raise awareness. Yes, it will be awkward at first, but I'll choose an awkward conversation over the death of a loved one any day of the week. Will you join me?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. 1 in 9 will be diagnosed in their lifetime — that’s more than three million fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, partners, grandfathers, friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Right now, we have the power to change this. We have the power of Many.

Every day, scientists are making extraordinary breakthroughs in precision treatments that target the genes responsible for prostate cancer. A cure is no longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” With enough funding, scientists can end prostate cancer within five years. And because prostate cancer shares genetic markers with at least 16 other kinds of cancer, they’ll also discover new treatments for breast, colon, ovarian, and lung cancer — and many more.

100% of the money we raise for Many vs Cancer will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, which funds a network of more than 1,000 of the world’s top cancer researchers. These are the people who will discover the cure and save millions of lives — and together, we are directly funding their work.

By donating to my page, you’re joining thousands of other people around the world who care about ending prostate cancer — and who are stepping up to do something about it. When Many people come together, we can do extraordinary things. Please join me in being part of the solution.

After all, it takes more than one person to defeat cancer. It takes many.

Miss Chicago's Outstanding Teen - Eden Wilson