This past Saturday I spoke at a prostate cancer symposium sponsored by Prostate Health Edication Network, Inc. (PHEN). This was intended to be a Fathers Day Rally - a time to celebrate and educate folks about an important aspect of men's health: cancer screening. The event was being held simultaneously at 7 locations across the country. A mammoth job coordinating, with experts from urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, an even sexual health representing the various facets of men's genitourinary health. It was being held at black churches across the nation since, as I have discussed on the radio show and tweeted in he past, black men die of prostate cancer 2.5 times more than any other race/ethnic group in the US. An epidemic indeed!!
I was therefore a bit miffed by the lack of attendance at this well-coordinated event. Boston should have had a packed house!! Free medical education by expert clinicians AND lunch to boot!
So, where was everyone!?
~ One drop of knowledge can ripple through an entire community