African-American Churches Will Offer Prostate Cancer Screening

Father's Day Rally  for Prostate Cancer

Father’s Day Rally for Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has scheduled its 7th annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in which the Quincy, Mass.-based organization will partner with African-American churches nationwide to raise awareness about the often deadly disease.

The network will host a prostate health educational symposium on April 25 at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Va.

On June 21, PHEN will hold Father’s Day rallies in Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Birmingham, Ala., Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Durham, N.C., Houston, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, Calif., Philadelphia, Raleigh, N.C. and Richmond, Va.

Find the list of churches and event times The Prostate Health Education Network

All the symposiums/rallies are free and lunch will be served. Free prostate screenings will be provided at designated locations.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation reported that black men are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease and more likely to die from it. It is not yet known why there is such a high rate of prostate cancer among African-American men.

Individuals can register online for the conference at Prostrate Health Education Network.

Thomas Farrington, a prostate cancer survivor, is founder and president of PHEN.

 

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