Contact: Christine Gronberg
Christine.Gronberg@admetechfoundation.org or 781-956-4995
Prostate Cancer Awareness Day in Brockton
Know your risks and options. Become your own advocate. Talk to your doctor.
Brockton, MA – February 17, 2018 AdMeTech Foundation, Brockton Area NAACP, and Good Samaritan Medical Center are partnering to present a complimentary Prostate Cancer Awareness Event to bring into a sharp focus the prostate cancer crisis and related health disparities in Black men of Brockton.
Elected officials, community leaders and medical experts will present cutting-edge knowledge to men, their caregivers, and physicians to empower fully-informed and shared decisions on health care options.
The event will also feature a free drawing for several exciting prizes, including two tickets (complete with parking passes) for a Celtics vs. Hornets basketball game on February 28 (courtesy of AdMeTech) and a City of Champions jacket with logos of Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins (courtesy of Coach Willie Maye).
Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter
Representative Claire Cronin
Representative Gerry Cassidy
Phyllis Ellis, President, Brockton NAACP
Stephen Bernard, Immediate Past President, Brockton NAACP
Coach Willie Maye, in-arena host for the Boston Celtics
Dr. Faina Shtern, President and CEO of AdMeTech Foundation
What: Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, Free Event Open to the Public
Where: The Perfect Place, 2039 Main Street, Brockton, 02301
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Organizers and speakers will be available for media interviews between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
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About Brockton Area Branch NAACP: The Brockton Area Branch NAACP was chartered in 1954. We promote civic engagement; we advocate for civil rights; we support and encourage the revitalization of downtown Brockton. Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate raced-based discrimination.
About AdMeTech Foundation: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Boston, MA, AdMeTech Foundation established the Manogram® Project, providing international leadership for groundbreaking programs in research, education and awareness to expedite advancement of precision, individualized approach to screening, early detection and treatment of prostate cancer (www.admetech.org).
About Good Samaritan Medical Center: Good Samaritan Medical Center is an acute-care, 267-bed hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and Level III Trauma emergency services to Brockton and 22 neighboring communities. The hospital offers Centers of Excellence care in oncology and cardiology, specialized care in surgery, family-centered obstetrics with level-two nursery, substance abuse treatment, and advanced diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care System. Additional information is available at www.goodsamaritanmedical.org.