With September being National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Protalks (Prostate Research, Options, Outreach and Opportunity) non profit was back on the street for their annual prostate cancer awareness ‘Sidewalk Walk.’
A crowd of walkers showed up to the American Legion Post 197 to walk a three mile trek. Onsite were vendor’s circulating prostate cancer information on everything from clinical trials and testing to medical policy and community outreach initiatives. The walk brings awareness towards eliminating prostate cancer racial disparity with speakers, seminar sign-ups, nutritional refreshments and boots on the ground advocacy.
Statistics state that ‘one in six Black men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime and that Black men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with, and 2.1 times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.’ “Throughout prostate cancer awareness month Protalks and PHEN partner to address what is the largest racial disparity for any type of major cancer. A motivated commitment to this phase of the fight against prostate cancer is urgently needed,” said Thomas Farrington, Founder/Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN).
Protalks continues to be a driving force for veterans, survivors and males ages 18 – 100 to understand their bodies anatomy and bring awareness for early detection diagnosis. Onsite sponsors included: Mayo Clinic, River City Florida Blue, Republican National Committee Community Centers and Body Aqua Fitness Beverage.