ATLANTA – The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association will host its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the deadly disease that affects African-American men at a disproportionate rate.
The NMPCA (http://natlmpca.org), founded by Dr. James B. Hall, a prostate cancer survivor himself, has set aside Sept. 25 -26 for a golf tournament, gala and walk in Atlanta. Funds raised from these activities will go to establish mobile screening and testing prostate cancer centers.
Palmer Williams, Jr., the actor/singer/writer/director from Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” fame, is a celebrity co-host for the events. The partners include: The International Association of Black Firefighters Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, Communications Workers of America, Wells Fargo and Kroger.
“I’m a survivor and I know what it’s like to learn that you have prostate cancer,” said Dr. Hall. “I also know how important it is for all men to get a check up to prevent the cancer. I’m hoping this weekend will raise awareness throughout the community that we have to fight this together.”
Here’s a list of the major events:
- Celebrity Golf Classic, Friday, September 25th at Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 To register, go to: http://www.natlmpca.org/event/2015-celebrity-golf-classic/
- Shield 0f Honor Gala, Friday, September 25th at the Courtyard Marriott & Hotel Center, 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, Ga., 30030. To purchase tickets, go to: http://www.natlmpca.org/event/2015-shield-of-honor-gala/
- Passing Torch for A Cure 5K Walk, September 26th at Chastain Park (Blue Trail), 4469 Stella Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30342 To register, go to: http://www.natlmpca.org/event/2015-passing-the-torch-prostate-cancer-walk-a-thon/
To register for the golf tournament, the walk or purchase tickets for the gala or to volunteer, call 1-877-298-7728 to register your team. To learn more about the NMPCA, go to http://natlmpca.org or contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214.448.3765.