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Man Up

Man UP Mahoning Valley

Man UP Champions

  • I can't stress enough, the importance of getting checked. Because I followed doctor's recommendations and got the exams I needed, I'm here today. Working, spending time with my wife, watching my kids grow up, being an active part of my's all very good.

    - Mike Durkin, Fire Chief

    Click here for Mike's story!

  • I'm fortunate. I'm a walking testament to the benefits of early detection. Early detection is the key to the whole treament.

    - Patrick Wilson, attorney, Cortland, Ohio

    Click here for Pat's story!

About Man Up

Man Up Mahoning Valley, a component program of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley is designed to educate men in the Mahoning Valley about the need to be checked for prostate cancer.

Our efforts are aimed squarely at educating and encouraging the men and women of the Mahoning Valley to talk about prostate health and to share information on the importance of regular examinations for early detection to prevent prostate cancer from taking lives. Our simple message: Man Up and get an annual examination!

Our message is clear- routine screening and early detection are the key to surviving prostate cancer. By increasing awareness and promoting the importance of routine screening, our goal is to save lives.

Why Screen?

- From 1977 to 2005, the number of diagnosed prostate cancer cases have increased, while the number of deaths has decreased. This attributes to more men being screened, leading to more diagnosed cases, but less deaths due to early detection of cancer.
- Stages 1, 2, and 3 prostate cancer all contain a 99% survival rate.
- Early prostate cancer shows virtually no symptoms, so many men could have it and not even know it. Thus why screening is important.

Studies: A link to our Man Up study as well as study showing screening trends from 1977-2005.

Get Involved

See below for details on the many ways you can help raise money For The Kids!

Be A Ziggython Dancer



Making a Stand Against Prostate Cancer

Presented by Prout Boiler

Please join Man Up Mahoning Valley and the Mercy Health Foundation - Mahoning Valley as we prepare for an evening filled with laughter and comedy that will help drive Prostate Cancer right out of the Valley.

Dinner - Cash Bar - Raffles - Music

Comedians Eric Thompson and Jason Douglas

Saturday, May 5 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tyler History Center
325 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Tickets - $25 per person

Register by phone at (330) 480-3405 or visit by April 27th.

Click here for a brochure.


Join our Movember campaign to boost awareness of prostate cancer risk and raise funds for men's prostate health issues. Just start with a clean shaven face on November 1st, then for the next 30 days, coax, trim, groom and wax your way to a spectacular (or not) cookie duster. Get some sponsors. Recruit some friends. Have some fun. Do some good.

Together you, your moustache and your supporters will generate conversations about prostate health, create awareness of the need for early detection, raises funds and, ultimately, saves lives. Pretty good stuff for a little ol’ mustache, right?

Every dollar raised stays in the Mahoning Valley to fight prostate cancer and save lives.


Not man enough to grow a mustache? Or maybe you’re not a man at all. No problem. You can do your part to raise funds, recruit others or simply just talk to your man about his health and well being.


You can get involved with Movember in a number of ways:

Be a Mo Grower. Start that ‘stache, then rustle up some sponsors and raise some funds. The Mo who raises the most will win a new flat screen TV.

Start a Mo Team. Get the guys at work, in the neighborhood, or local watering hole to ditch the razors and start a Mo Team. Challenge another department at work. The team that rakes in the most donations wins a Guys Night Out and bragging rights.

Pledge a percentage of every sale you make in November.

Make a donation to someone who is participating.

Details to come beginning September 2017!

Prostate Cancer Fuel The Fightlr

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley is proud to host the "Fuel the Fight Car Show" to drive out Prostate Cancer!

Admission for attendees is free.  Registration for displayed vehicles is $15 per car and $10 per motorcycle.

Please click here to download a flyer or click here to download a sponsorship form.

Click here to register on-line!

For more information, contact:

Mark Mellott
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504
(330) 480-3405


Need Help?

Have a question that still needs answering? Please contact:

Mark Mellott
(330) 480-3405

This is what we were meant to do.