Prostate cancer has a disproportional impact on African-American men, who are 1.5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer and two to three times more likely to die of the disease than white men. Prostate cancer is also the most-diagnosed cancer in Hispanic men.
Early detection and education can significantly reduce those disparities. To draw attention to prostate cancer risk factors and the importance of testing for this disease - particularly among high-risk groups like African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute is hosting "Cruisin' for a Cure," a car show and prostate cancer screening event, Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with prostate cancer screenings available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Elm and Carlton streets, Buffalo.
Prostate cancer education will be provided before screenings are conducted. Pre-registration for prostate cancer screenings is encouraged. Call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724). For more information on the car show, visit www.MANUPbuffalo.org.
Spectator admission for the car show and prostate cancer screenings are free. The day will feature music, door prizes, raffles and food vendors. Free prostate cancer education and screening will be offered for men 40 years and older. Vehicles and clubs welcome. The car show is open to all special vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles (cost is $10 per vehicle registration). Awards will be presented.
All proceeds will be donated to MAN UP, which stands for Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer, an RPCI-affiliated group committed to helping men of color make informed decisions about prostate-cancer screening, treatment and survivorship.