Derrick Butts

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Derrick Butts


A 2nd generation prostate cancer survivor and advocate on proactive prostate cancer health. 

  • President and co-founder of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Alliance-DMV (PCAA-DMV) – a non-profit focused on helping men to – Get a GRIP on Prostate Cancer – through educational and informational interactive sessions highlighting prostate cancer treatment centers and cancer support services within the DMV. And through shared survivor stories.  
  • Co-author on family prostate cancer book – “Prostate Cancer – a Family Affair”
  • Career spans over three decades in information technology as a Cybersecurity Officer/Enterprise Solutions Architect. 
  • Master martial arts instructor/practitioner for more than 49 years in seven styles. Currently teaching - Tang Soo Do, Tai Chi, and self-defense – Silver Spring, MD.
  • Avid cyclist – averaging 50mi plus/week
  • A father, son, and husband
  • 5-year proactive prostate cancer survivor – April 19th – second birthday on life.

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