The Prostate Cancer Coalition and the 100 Black Men are excited to partner together for the 2017 Annual Community Health Day and Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to be held on the campus of Harris-Stowe State University on September 23rd 2017. The 100 Black Men and the Prostate Cancer Coalition are non-profit organizations with the mission of improving the health of the community we serve, including an emphasis on raising prostate cancer awareness. THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY.
The Community Health Day will feature Mr. Ken Griffey Senior, who will favor us with a short talk and a “meet and greet” reception. He is a two-time World Series Baseball Champion, a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer and a prostate cancer survivor. He has dedicated a significant amount of his retirement to raising awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of screening and early detection. We are honored to have him share the day with us.
According to Dr. Lannis Hall, Director of Radiation Oncology at Siteman Cancer Center, “The cancer burden in the African American population is higher than any other ethnic racial group in the United States and many of these tragic health outcomes could be avoided with routine screening. In the St. Louis region, African American men have the highest disparity of all solid tumors compared to other population groups. For example, one in six African American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and one out of twenty-three will die from the disease. Early detection and treatment of prostate cancer have been highly successful.”
The Community Health Day will feature health booths, including free prostate screening, blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, hearing/ vision screening for kids, obesity, diet and nutritional information. The mammography van will offer free breast cancer screenings throughout the entire event. Free food, refreshments, entertainment, and great door prizes will also be available. THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE EVENTS.
The Community Health day will only be successful if our families come out and support this event at no charge. Registration for the event is recommended and is easily completed on 100 Black Men’s website, www.100blackmenstl.com
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is a non-profit 501 (c)3 community based organization. The primary mission is to provide opportunities through initiatives, known as their signature “Four For The Future” Programs in the categories of Education, Health & Wellness, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership.
The Prostate Cancer Coalition is a coalition of St. Louis health care providers, community health advocacy groups, and survivors, interested is raising awareness about the importance of prostate cancer in the African-American community and other high risk men. M
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