February 2, 2017 (Atlanta) — ProstAware, a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports, enjoyed a successful partnership with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl that helped to raise $15,000 and create awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.
ProstAware commissioned artist Jared Emerson to paint three pieces for the Dec. 31 game at the Georgia Dome, as Alabama defeated Washington 24-7 in the first College Football Playoff Semifinal game held in Atlanta. Emerson’s paintings of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and of the Washington Huskies mascot were signed by each of the team’s coaches and auctioned during the game. A third painting, of the bowl’s 2016 theme and logo, was donated to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl organization by ProstAware and will hang in its corporate offices.
Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware and a robotic surgeon with Georgia Urology, said he was thrilled to partner with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. More than 71,000 fans were on hand at the Georgia Dome to see four, 45-second public service announcements run on the electronic boards.
“We were honored to partner with a game of such stature and excited about the recognition that it brought to the fight against prostate cancer, which is the second-leading cause of cancer death among American men,” Dr. Miller said. “We also would like to thank Jared for his commitment to helping raise awareness for prostate cancer through his talents and exciting performances.”
Emerson painted the Saban and Huskies pieces during live game-day performances at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl FanFest Presented by Tyson. A crowd of 30,000 was anticipated at the Georgia World Congress Center for the FanFest.
“In addition to providing an unmatched Bowl Week experience for the players and fans, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is college football’s most charitable bowl game — having provided $21 million in charity and scholarships since 2002,” said David Epps, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Marketing. “We’re proud to partner with him to benefit ProstAware and raise awareness of prostate cancer and proper screening.”
ProstAware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating men and their loved ones about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports. ProstAware encourages men to know how prostate cancer can affect them, provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties events, local speaking engagements and health programs. Visit www.ProstAware.org for more information.
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