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THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION AND THE WEST ANGELES BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATION PRESENT “HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER?” DURING PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/21/2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Crystal Room)

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Ex-NFL Player, Rosey Grier joins Medical Experts and a Survival Panel

WHAT: In the U.S., nearly four million men are living with prostate cancer and one in nine men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime. For African-American men, the risk is even greater – one in six will develop the disease, and an African-American man is seventy-six percent more likely to develop prostate cancer, and more than twice as likely to die from the disease. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and The West Angeles Brotherhood Organization present “How Much Do You Know About Prostate Cancer?” to raise awareness about prostate cancer among this high risk population, discuss early detection, the latest research and treatment options, survival, risk factors, and lifestyle choices.

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. of West Angeles Church of God in Christ will be presiding the fellowship breakfast which will feature a continental breakfast, a Q & A session with guest speakers/medical experts, PCF celebrity ambassador and minister Rosey Grier, plus a patient panel to discuss their inspiring journey as prostate cancer survivors. Each guest will receive the newest edition of the PCF’s Health & Wellness Guide, a comprehensive prostate cancer resource with the latest information about diet, nutrition, and exercise. Open to the general public, both men and women are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.pcf.org or www.westa.org.  RSVP to info@westa.org or call (323) 733-8300 extension 8302.

COST:  FREE

WHO:  Rosey Grier, Minister and former-NFL Player

Dr. Mark S. Litwin, Chair of the Department of Urology at UCLA

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21

             9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (continental breakfast)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (program)

WHERE:  West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Crystal Room)

               3045 South Crenshaw Blvd.

   Los Angeles, CA 90016

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER:

  • In the U.S., one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. For African American men, one in six men will develop the disease.
  • An African American man is 76% more likely to develop prostate cancer than a Caucasian man, and is nearly 2.2 times more likely to die from the disease.
  • In 2019, more than 174,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly 32,000 men will die from the disease. One new case occurs every three minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 17 minutes.
  • If the prostate cancer is caught at its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms and 99% of patients live five years or longer after diagnosis.
  • As men increase in age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases exponentially. About six in ten cases are found in men over the age of 65.
 

ABOUT THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION:
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has funded nearly $800 million of cutting-edge research by 2,200 scientists at 220 leading cancer centers in 22 countries around the world. Because of PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down more than 52% and 1.5 million men are alive today as a result. PCF research now impacts 67 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine.

Connect with PCF: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Donald Wilson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation
(310) 428-4730

dwilson@dw-pr.com
Donald Wilson

DWPR
(310) 428-4730
dwilson@dw-pr.com

Tags: black men, community events, mens health, prostate cancer, prostate cancer foundation

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