Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation Website
“My people are
destroyed for lack of knowledge: Hosea 4:6”
The Prostate Man
This Website is intended to
provide prostate cancer patients, survivors, their families and friends, and
other interested parties with tools to raise awareness of the problem in the
Black Belt counties in the State of Alabama. Our programs are designed to bring
hope, and help with prostate cancer to at-risk men in the Black Belt region.
The current Prostate Cancer
Program was born in 2002 as a public awareness program when it was agreed
upon that one of the reasons for failing to prevent prostate cancer in
African-American men is the “lack of knowledge and education,” or an
understanding of this silent disease and what it takes to get rid of it.
Furthermore, we are embarking on this program because we, at McRae Prostate
Cancer Awareness Foundation, are very sure and positive in our outlook, that
our vision for the eradication of this deadly disease particularly for the
African-American men is history making. We will all leave a tremendous
legacy of change in the State of Alabama that will stand forever. We are
concentrating on the Black Belt region of Alabama, because this area houses
the most economically depressed Black and Hispanic males in the state as
documented by the year 2000 census report.
Our prostate cancer programs
will expand the knowledge necessary to prevent the excessive number of deaths
among minorities due to the lack of knowledge of this disease. This will help to
bring awareness of the social and economic problems associated with prostate
cancer to the Black Belt communities. This Prostate Cancer Program, as we see
it, can improve the lives of thousands of men and their families if implemented
through the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation. We believe that this
project will convince the men in the selected eleven (11) Black Belt counties
to seek prostate cancer screenings in order to live productive lives. Our
efforts should result in increased awareness, improved treatment options, and
more funding for prostate cancer research.
For more information about
McRae Prostate Cancer Foundation.