Home of the FREE PSA Test

We are a non profit organization devoted to Raising the Awareness of Prostate Cancer & Providing FREE PSA Tests. All of our net proceeds go to benefit Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha. Results from September 9th 2018 Cruising' for a Cure Car Show: 153 Free PSA Tests provided. Approximately 10% of the scored were elevated. Over 250 cars attended.

Results from September 9th 2018 Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show:

153 Free PSA Tests provided.

Approximately 10% of the scores were elevated.

Over 250 cars attended.

2018 People’s Choice Award Winner

Jay Hines of Omaha, won the Cruisin' for a Cure Omaha 2018 People's Choice Award with his beautiful 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vehicle Registration

Registration for the Car Show begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. The first 50 receive free ``goody bags``

Free PSA Blood Test for Men over 40 years old.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy the 2018 Car Show and Make sure you vote for your Favorite car for the People's Choice Award!

The 2018 Cruisin' for a Cure Omaha People's Choice Award Winner Announcement

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How was Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha founded?

 A friend of mine had not had a PSA test, and I kept asking him if he had one.  He kept saying no.  One day in the fall of 2010, I asked him again, and I got the same answer – no.  For some reason when he told me no I remembered a show called Car Crazy with Barry Maquire of Maguire’s Wax.  He did a half hour of Car Crazy on a car show in California called ‘Cruisin for a Cure. This car show is devoted to providing men over 40 with free PSA tests.  So when I got home I Googled Cruisin’ for a Cure and found their website.  I got in touch with Deb Baker who started Cruisin’ for a Cure in 2000.  I asked her if I could use the name and have a car show in Omaha.  She loved the idea and has been helping me ever since.  I joke a little with my friend that he caused me to do a lot of work just so he could get a PSA tes  I need to mention one more person, and that is Earl Taylor.

He and I first met when we were in the 3rd grade at Jackson School.  He also had prostate cancer.  Together Earl and I started the car and motorcycle show on 9-11-11. Earl died July 16, 2012 from complications of his Prostate Cancer. So we will be dedicating the 2014 Car Show to Earl Taylor.

We asked Methodist Hospital Foundation if they would like to be part of Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha, and they welcomed the idea.  All the proceeds from the Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha will go to the Estabrook Cancer Center.

What is the Mission of Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha?

The mission is two-fold.  We want to provide FREE PSA testing from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the show, and we also want to provide education about prostate cancer to take away the stigma.  We put on an annual car and motorcycle show.  This year it is being held on September 14th at the Methodist Hospital Health Systems parking lot at 8601 West Dodge Road in Omaha.  The focal point of the show is a FREE PSA test, a simple blood draw, available to every man over40 attending the show.  PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen; a chemical found in the blood which is the first indication of the possibility of prostate cancer.  Testing information is not made public. We try to get as many men as possible tested at the show.

What is your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge is overcoming the ignorance and denial about prostate cancer and getting men to take the PSA test.  Prostate cancer can be a very painful disease if caught too late and is usually fatal.  Women are not afraid to get mammograms for breast cancer, but when it comes to prostate cancer, the words ‘incontinence and impotence’ scare men away from being tested.

How do you go about changing men’s attitudes about taking the test?

We are out in the public as an advocate and speak to men not only at car shows and cruise nights, but every opportunity that we have, constantly standing up saying, “Hey, look at us; we survived, and we are fine.”  We just look for a gateway in, something that hits home and then we find a personal way of talking about it with them.  In the end, it’s a huge uphill battle, and it’s more a matter of education.

What is Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha most proud of?

How much we have accomplished in such a short period of time.  We are very excited about what the future will bring.

What are the goals for Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha?

Since this will be our 8th year, we would like to see 250-300 cars, trucks,motorcycles, and even boats to be at the show.  We would like to have 250 men get a FREE PSA test, and if we can dream a little, we would like to see 250 negative test results.  We would like to see the car and motorcycle show grow to be the largest show in Omaha.  As the show grows, the number of male attendees grows and with this growth comes an increase in the number of PSA tests administered.  Ultimately, we want to make Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa aware of prostate cancer.  We want to encourage men to have an annual PSA test.

A group of doctors talk about ‘watchful waiting’, meaning doing absolutely nothing instead of getting tested.  Speaking as a survivor, if I had to do it all over again, I would do exactly what I did.  I got tested and since the results were positive, I had it taken care of.  I suffered the side effects rather than waiting until it was too late to find that I had prostate cancer.  We encourage all men to come to the car and motorcycle show.  There will be music, entertainment, food, and beautiful cars and motorcycles.  But more importantly, there will be FREE PSA testing which is what the show is all about.  However, we know the odds are against us having 100% negative test results.  So, then we can settle for the event being the reason for having found prostate cancer in someone who would not have known he had it if it were not for the FREE PSA test provided at Cruisin’ for a Cure Omaha.

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Event Location

Here, you will find directions to the Car Show. Free PSA Blood Testing for Men over 40!

Event Location

8601 West Dodge Road

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402-578-3336