WORKING TOGETHER—From left: Pastor William Dickerson, Greater Love Tabernacle, Boston, Mass.; Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley; Thomas A.Farrington, president, PHEN; Dr. Ravi Kacker, Men 019s Health Boston; Dr. Jacques Carter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, Carney Hospital; and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. (Photo courtesy of BlackNews.com)

WORKING TOGETHER—From left: Pastor William Dickerson, Greater Love Tabernacle, Boston, Mass.; Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley; Thomas A.Farrington, president, PHEN; Dr. Ravi Kacker, Men 019s Health Boston; Dr. Jacques Carter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, Carney Hospital; and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. (Photo courtesy of BlackNews.com)


Quincy, Mass. (BlackNews.com)—The Prostate Health Education Network has successfully kicked off the first in a nationwide series of 18 prostate health symposiums, as part of its “4th Annual Prostate Health Symposium” series, at Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga; Greater Love Tabernacle Church, in Boston, Mass.; St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, in Raleigh, N.C.; and First African Baptist Church, in Goldsboro, N.C. These events bring prostate cancer education and awareness to churches within the Black community, Black men are at the highest risk for prostate cancer—one in five Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and this group is more than twice as likely to die from the disease than Caucasian men.

“We could not be more proud of our church partners congregations and how they have stepped up to educate their congregations and communities about prostate cancer,” said Thomas A. Farrington, president and founder, the Prostate Health Education Network. “We have seen the churches come together in remarkable ways that includes panels of caregivers and prostate cancer survivors sharing their personal stories, political officials pledging their support, moving musical performances, prayers and tributes to prostate cancer survivors and loved ones, as well as men lining up to get tested and learn their prostate cancer risk.”

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