September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Communities are busy planning programs to raise awareness of prostate cancer issues.
The Prostate Health Education Network, Inc., (PHEN) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. PHEN was founded in 2003 by Thomas A. Farrington, a prostate cancer survivor. They are having a program in DC focused on advocacy issues for the African American community. If you are African American or work with the African American community this meeting is an excellent opportunity to network and and get information that will be helpful in your activities.
Below is the information from the PHEN announcement:
SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH…
With a broad media campaign and the support of the National African American RV Association (NAARVA), PHEN will launch a “Rally Against Prostate Cancer” during the month of September 2007. The rally will kick – off Sept. 8th in Boston – click for rally information; PHEN Rally
Members of the US Congressional Black Caucus voice awareness messages
Hear our national leaders voice their support for PHEN’s prostate health awareness initiatives. Click to listen; Leaders Speak
The Tom Joyner Morning Show with PHEN founder
Listen to PHEN founder and president, Thomas Farrington, interviewed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Please click; Morning Show
Join the rally against prostate cancer
PHEN needs your support for the “Rally Against Prostate Cancer” – click to join; Join Rally
3rd Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit
For the third consecutive year PHEN will host this summit in collaboration with Sen. John Kerry (MA) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY) on Sept. 27 & 28 in the Rayburn House Building. It is open to the public, click to register; Register