Livestrong Foundation Receives $6.2 Million to Expand Prostate and Testicular Cancer Services

The has announced a grant of $6.2 million from its partner , which stages a mustache-growing competition every November to raise awareness about men's health issues, with a focus on prostate and testicular cancer.

Livestrong will use the grant to develop a program that helps men affected by prostate or testicular cancer access a variety of services, including free online and phone support, peer and one-on-one counseling, clinical trials, and information about treatments and side effects.

In partnership with the , Livestrong also will create a financial assistance program for patients who have radiation co-payments associated with treatment of their prostate cancer.

"With one out of ever two men projected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, this funding comes at a critical time," said Livestrong president and CEO Doug Ulman. "We plan to put it to use immediately to improve the lives of men facing cancer today."

"." Livestrong Press Release 06/12/2013.