The world lost a great military hero and staunch cancer research advocate with the passing on Thursday, December 27, 2012 of retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He was 78.
Perhaps best known for his leadership of U.S. military forces during the first Persian Gulf War, The Wistar Institute considers him as fierce an advocate for prostate cancer awareness as he was a military general. In 2005, the Institute honored Gen. Schwarzkopf with The Wistar Institute President’s Award in recognition of his cancer advocacy efforts. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 1994, Gen. Schwarzkopf became a national spokesperson for prostate cancer awareness, urging millions of Americans to overcome the attitudes of avoidance and denial that many men have about prostate health.