Dear Friend and Supporter,

After 25 years, the American Prostate Society has closed.

Claude Gerard, chairman of the American Prostate Society, died this past February at the age of 95.I want to thank you for your support of the Society these many years. Your support made a dream a reality, a reality of providing free prostate information to men and their families. My husband accomplished this in his writing of the American Prostate Society‘s quarterly newsletters.

Claude’s motivation was brought about because he lost two brothers and a first cousin to prostate cancer. Those deaths occurred in the 1980s. At that time very little was written about prostate cancer problems. Claude’s efforts changed all that. Claude’s newsletters were the forerunner of things to come.

Now there is a wealth of information from various groups and hospitals.

Claude’s ability to help many men gives me comfort and makes me very proud. The staff and volunteers of the Society were outstanding.

I wish you well and good health.




Mrs. Claude Gerard