MCCG Takes Leads National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Events

MCCG Takes Leads National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Events

Educational Activities Planned for September

MACON, GA (Thursday, August 30, 2012) – The Cancer Life Center at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) recognizes the importance of educating the community about prostate cancer during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the U.S.

After a proclamation at Macon City Hall with Mayor Robert Reichert on Friday, September 7 at 2:30 p.m., The Cancer Life Center at MCCG will begin its educational campaign. The proclamation ceremony is not a public event, but media are invited to attend.

An inaugural event celebrating prostate cancer survivors, “Barbeque, Bowties and Barbershops” will be held at the Mercer University Center from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. The event will include free health screenings and seminars on prostate cancer survivorship, as well as a catered buffet and ice cream sundae bar, various demonstrations, and a barbershop quartet. In addition, attendees may register to win a guided deer hunt from former Major League Baseball pitcher Kevin Brown, and also register to win a Big Green Egg™ grill. This is a free event open to the entire community. Please RSVP to rsvp@navicenthealth.org or (478) 633-4733.

A men’s health fair will also be held at Central Georgia Technical College on Saturday, September 29 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The health fair will include an array of health screenings, including blood pressure, strength measurement, body fat estimate and cholesterol tests. Seminars on cardiovascular health, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS will take place throughout the day. This is a free event open to the entire community.

In addition, MCCG invites the men of Central Georgia to celebrate “Motember” by growing a moustache to raise prostate cancer awareness. The Cancer Life Center at MCCG hopes that by supporting National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by growing a moustache, the men of Central Georgia will promote conversation and raise awareness about the frequently ignored issue of men’s health.  Please visit www.motember.com for more information

 


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