Gabe Canales at TEDxHouston

“Moving from an Army of Fundraisers to an Army of Activists in Our War on Cancer”

Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 35, Gabe Canales gives a provocative talk at TEDxHouston.

The former Houston marketing and PR executive didn’t even know what a PSA was until such an inadvertent test of his blood led to a biopsy, revealing a low-grade prostate cancer.

After meeting top physicians across the country, Canales became educated about the anticancer lifestyle and learned that his own cancer, currently under active surveillance, could have been prevented.

That galvanized Canales into and action. He quickly launched the non-profit Blue Cure Foundation, which educates and empowers all men “but especially a younger generation.” Canales wrote in the Huffington Post Prostate Cancer Prevention Begins When Men Are Boys and has led a clarion call that the conversation must change with a greater focus on prevention.

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