100 Black Men of America, Inc. Takes a Leadership Role in Educating and Mentoring African American Men About Prostate Cancer
The 100 Releases a Prostate Cancer Statement in Recognition of Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day to Educate and Empower Men at Highest Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
ATLANTA, June 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (100BMOA), Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. release an official statement on prostate cancer, in an effort to save lives of countless men who are at the highest risk of developing prostate cancer. In response to the new PSA Recommendations from the US Preventative Task Force, the 100 has taken a leadership role in clarifying existing information and they will provide future information to help reduce confusion about how to deal with Prostate Cancer among men at highest risk. “The members of 100 Black Men stand up, speak up and take action on all issues critical to the African American community,” stated Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “We have always provided prostate screenings, education and healthy lifestyle information to combat this disease that disproportionately impacts African American men, therefore, we will continue to support routine PSA testing.”
African American men get prostate cancer at an earlier age, and more often than their white counterparts. As part of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Prostate Cancer Initiative, the 100 will advocate for greater awareness and a clear understanding on how to manage prostate cancer. The 100 is sounding a clarion call to educate men in high risk groups about three critical elements in prostate cancer management:
- Early Detection
In recognition of Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day, the 100 will present their 2012 Prostate Cancer Statement to the public at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The 100 will also use their website, social networks and the 100 chapters from the global network to communicate this critical message. View the Prostate Cancer Statement now. Today’s announcement will take place at the Community Empowerment Project, which is the organization’s 26th Annual Conference community outreach initiative. This is a family empowerment day that will deliver free health services and health and fitness education to youth and families. Information on prostate cancer screening will be available to all attendees.
Who: 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
What: 100 Black Men Official Prostate Cancer Statement
When: June 16, 2012
Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Time: 10:00 AM -2:00 PM
The prostate cancer statement will take place at the 2012 Community Empowerment Project event which is being sponsored by American Red Cross, The Coca-Cola Company, CDC, CIA EMC Corporation, Fulton County Georgia Government, General Motors, Grady Hospital, US Marine Corps, Scholastic, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Walmart and Wells Fargo.
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 118 chapters, and growing, in the United States, England and the Caribbean. Members represent a myriad of professions including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators and men from numerous other professions that have created an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships that extend across a lifetime. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.
SOURCE 100 Black Men of America, Inc.