St. Matthews partners to host prostate cancer awareness symposium

Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is partnering with churches in 16 cities to host prostate health symposiums to address the need for increased knowledge and awareness within African American communities in the fight against prostate cancer. The Health Team Ministry of St. Matthews Baptist Church, located at 5410 Louisburg Road in Raleigh, is leading the local effort as a host facility on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is FREE and open to the public, and will followed by a catered lunch.

PHEN’s Rally Against Prostate Cancer (RAP Cancer) is a set of dynamic and highly visible national initiatives established to implement the organization’s overall mission. A key PHEN tenet is that “knowledge is the best defense against prostate cancer.”

The Saturday event is a prelude to the “Annual Father’s Day Rally”. Now in the sixth year, the annual rally was launched in 2009 in partnership with churches nationwide. This faith-based initiative is now PHEN’s largest public education and awareness outreach effort, according to their website. PHEN has established sustaining partnership with churches for on-going educational outreach within communities across the country.

For more information contact Juanita Jones-Hall at 919-608-1569. “To register for the symposium visit http://www.prostatehealthed.org/register2014symposium.php.