Dr. Scott Miller Featured in Fox 5 Atlanta’s Prostate Cancer Success Story

Dr. Scott Miller was recently featured on Fox 5 Atlanta discussing the importance of PSA prostate cancer screenings alongside his patient, Karl Lutz.

During an annual physical two years ago, Lutz’s physician suggested he undergo a PSA test to screen for prostate cancer. The test revealed that he had elevated PSA levels, a key indicator of prostate cancer, and follow-up examinations confirmed the diagnosis. Fortunately, the cancer was caught early and Lutz was an ideal candidate for minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery to remove the prostate gland.

In the segment, Lutz shares just how happy he was with the process and results of this procedure. “I read all these stories about the negative side effects of prostate removals,” Lutz said. “But, I’m going to tell you something, 6 or 7 weeks after the surgery, I had no side effects whatsoever. Everything worked correctly!”

Learn more about Karl Lutz’s story and hear more of Dr. Miller’s recommendations about screening for prostate cancer below or by clicking here!

5 Reasons to Join the Fight Against Prostate Cancer at ProstAware’s 2017 Blue Ties Luncheon

ProstAware is once again calling on the Atlanta community to join the fight against prostate cancer by attending the ninth annual Blue Ties luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead on Friday, September 8th.

This incredible event is jam-packed with special guests, awesome entertainment, and delicious food. But, most importantly, it’s all for a great cause. Here are just a few of the many reasons you should work this benefit luncheon into your busy schedule:

  1. Witness Live Performances – Sit back and relax while the Blue Ties Luncheon provides live performances by artist Jared Emerson and musical act Harold Holloway & Co. Witness Jared Emerson construct one of his mesmerizing works of art right before your eyes and hear the sweet, soulful sounds of Harold Holloway & Co.
  2. Enjoy Delicious Food – Who can pass up an opportunity to indulge in the Ritz-Carlton’s infamously delicious food? A three course, sit-down lunch is provided at this event. You won’t want to miss what’s on this year’s menu!
  3. Be Inspired by William King – William King, a founding member of the iconic American funk/soul band The Commodores, will speak about his personal journey overcoming prostate cancer. Hearing his first-hand account of struggle and perseverance is a can’t-miss opportunity.
  4. Hear Legendry NFL Coach Dan Reeves Speak – Dan Reeves — who has coached the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and the Atlanta Falcons — will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Reeves will share his experience coaching a record nine Super Bowls. Football fans and novices alike are sure to enjoy his remarks!
  5. Help Fight Prostate Cancer – About 1 in 29 men will die from prostate cancer every year. With this in mind, the main mission of this event is to help raise awareness and educate the public on the importance of early prostate cancer detection. We think this makes it the most important reason to attend the 2017 Blues Ties Luncheon benefiting ProstAware.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets for this exciting event and join our fight against prostate cancer!

Vince and Barbara Dooley help ProstAware raise $125,000 at Blue Ties Luncheon to create awareness for prostate cancer

September 26, 2016 (Atlanta) — Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara Dooley, the former radio personality and political activist, Heisman Trophy-winning special guest George Rogers and emcee Jeff Hullinger of 11 Alive helped to raise $125,000 at ProstAware’s eighth annual Blue Ties Luncheon on Sept. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

ProstAware is a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the use of music, technology and sports. The total amount raised exceeded Blue Ties’ total in 2015 of $75,000. In a discussion with Hullinger, Barbara Dooley spoke earnestly and comically about her experience as a breast cancer survivor and Vince Dooley discussed the importance of prostate cancer awareness, among various other topics.

More than 450 people attended this year’s event, with special guests including former Atlanta Falcons and Braves player Brian Jordan, former Washington Redskins player Jeff Bostic and his wife Lynn. The band Lilac Wine played during the event, performing the song “Tell It Like It Is,” written by Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware, about what a patient might experience upon receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Miller, a urologic robotic surgeon with Georgia Urology, and Tim Smith, the executive director of ProstAware who is a prostate cancer survivor himself, have been crusaders against prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2016, more than 180,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States, ACS estimates.

“I am thrilled that we were able to have such a successful event and that we were able to raise a record amount of money for ProstAware,” Dr. Miller said. “I would like to publicly thank Vince and Barbara Dooley for taking time to help make such an important contribution to our cause this year. With these funds and with the attention that they brought to our mission, hopefully, we can help to save more men’s lives and extend the geographic footprint of ProstAware beyond metro Atlanta.”

Dooley won 201 games between 1964 and 1988 at Georgia and is best known for guiding the Bulldogs to the 1980 national title. He was twice named national coach of the year and seven times earned Southeastern Conference coach of the year honors. He served as Georgia’s athletic director for 15 years after retiring as football coach. Barbara Dooley is an avid supporter of cancer prevention and awareness.

ProstAware’s Blue Ties luncheon was sponsored by Georgia Urology, Lenz, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, Scott D. Miller, M.D., Northside Radiation Oncology Consultants, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta magazine, 11 Alive, WSB News Radio and Men’s Book Atlanta magazine.

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. Starting at age 40, ProstAware encourages men to learn about appropriate screening for prostate cancer. ProstAware provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties event, speaking engagements and health programs.

Atlanta Nonprofit Raises over $41,000 dollars for Prostate Cancer with 8th Annual Father’s Day Weekend run4DAD 5k Race / 1 Mile Walk / kids4DAD Event

170420-run4DAD-Primo-bannerAtlanta, GA, May 8, 2017 – In support of its mission to educate, support and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease, Men’s Health & Wellness was pleased to join a local organization, ProstAware, to present the 8th annual run4DAD 5k Race / 1 Mile Walk / kids4DAD event that happened on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

This year’s race was again dedicated to former Men’s Health & Wellness Executive Director, Joe Blumberg, who lost his battle with prostate cancer in December 2015.  Joe was the dedicated organizer of the original Father’s Day race, formerly known as the Dash4Dad through a previous partnership with the ZERO Prostate organization.  Joe often spoke about his journey with the disease and the importance of raising awareness for men.  Along with Men’s Health & Wellness’s new partnership with ProstAware, they have rebranded the race—run4DAD—but remained committed to their mission and message to bring awareness and education to men and their families to defeat prostate cancer.

Jeff and Lynn Bostic were the Honorary Chairpersons for this year’s race.  Jeff was a famed member of the Washington Redskins “HOGS” offensive line and is a 3-time Super Bowl Champion.  Jeff is also a prostate cancer survivor.

294 runners participated in this event dedicated to maintaining patient education and support programs here in Georgia.

This year’s run4DAD was supported by the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, 11 Alive, Georgia Urology, UPS, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, Kapp Koncepts, AbbVie, Costco and Home Depot, among others. Thanks to this amazing support of companies and all of the people who participated, we are pleased to announce that run4DAD collected a total of $41,445 dollars in the battle to find a cure for prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner Hosted At The Hall Of Fame On April 13

Hall Of Famer Mike Singletary And Legendary Center Jeff Bostic Spoke At Event Emceed By Hall President David Baker that Raised Over $50,000

CANTON, OHIO – ProstAware, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology, and sports, hosted the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The event was presented by Aultman Hospital, and proceeds from the dinner went to the community to support The Aultman Cancer Center and to help ProstAware continue to bring exciting and engaging events to promote discussions about prostate cancer.The event raised over an impressive $50,000 for prostate cancer awareness.

One of the best highlights of the night were the speakers and performers. Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary was the keynote speaker with a special message from prostate cancer survivor and three-time Super Bowl Champion Jeff Bostic. Both Singletary and Bostic enraptured the crowd with their inspiring speeches. Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker emceed the event. Dr. Scott Miller, president and founder of ProstAware as well as Jeff Bostic’s surgeon, also spoke to the crowd about the importance of early detection, imploring people to stay on top of their health with this disease. There was a special live painting performance by renowned artist Jared Emerson, who created a painting of the Hall of Fame’s gold jacket and building in less than 20 minutes.

Tim Smith, Executive Director for ProstAware and a prostate cancer survivor himself, was thrilled to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Aultman Hospital. Smith educated the attendees of the event about the statistics of prostate cancer and the importances of receiving early screenings.

“We are honored to partner with the Hall of Fame and Aultman to help bring awareness of prostate cancer to men and their loved ones in Canton and the surrounding communities. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and early detection and proper treatment will save lives.”

David Baker, who presented Mike Singletary with his Kay Jeweler’s Ring of Excellence, said, “We were pleased to host the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner at the Hall. The Hall has been an active partner with Aultman Medical Center in prostate cancer screening for our Gold Jackets during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls for the last three years. Gold Jacket Mike Haynes, through this screening, detected the disease in its early stage. Today, he serves as a national spokesperson for prostate cancer awareness. Prevention is the best medicine.”

“I have never been so inspired and so welcome by the people of Canton,” Jeff Bostic said during the event. “The Hall of Fame is indeed the most inspiring place on Earth.”

Singletary was drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears where he played as a linebacker from 1981 through 1992. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 in his first year of eligibility. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Singletary was All-NFC nine consecutive years and All-Pro eight times during his 12-year career. He was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988. Singletary finished his career with 1,488 tackles (885 solo), 51 passes defensed, 12 fumble recoveries and seven interceptions.

Bostic was a center for the Washington Redskins from 1980 through 1993 after signing with the team as a free agent. He transitioned to starting center position in 1981 and helped lead the Redskins’ famed “Hogs” offensive line for 14 seasons. Bostic won Super Bowls (XVII, XXII, and XXVI) along with four NFC Eastern Division titles. He was named ALL-NFC in 1983, selected to the 1984 Pro Bowl and named the Redskins Ed Block Courage Award recipient in 1985. In 2015, Bostic was honored into the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.

Check out the video below for a recap of the event!

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.

ProstAware enjoyed successful partnership with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, raising $15,000, creating awareness for prostate cancer

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.”

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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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ProstAware to partner with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to raise funds, create awareness for prostate cancer

Artist Jared Emerson will paint three pieces, which will be auctioned off for charity

December 19, 2016 (Atlanta) — ProstAware, a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports, will partner with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to raise money and create awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.

ProstAware has commissioned artist Jared Emerson to paint three pieces for the Dec. 31 game at the Georgia Dome, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington. Emerson’s paintings have been sold at charity auctions for as much as $15,000 and he has done commissioned pieces for more than $50,000.

Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware and a robotic surgeon with Georgia Urology, said he is thrilled to be partnering with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Last year, the two College Football Playoff Semifinal games attracted audiences of 15.6 and 18.6 million viewers, respectively.

“We are honored to be partnering with a game of such stature and excited about the recognition that it will bring 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.”

One of Emerson’s paintings will be a studio-commissioned piece in which the two teams playing in the game will be featured. Emerson also will do two live painting performances at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl FanFest Presented by Tyson on the day of the game at the Georgia World Congress Center before an anticipated crowd of 30,000. He will create these paintings prior to the introduction of each team at FanFest.

The paintings will be auctioned online on the bowl game’s official website, http://www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/. The partnership will bring ProstAware exposure in a variety of ways, including public service announcements on the dome’s electronic boards.

“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. “Alabama and Washington fans are in for a special treat when Jared hits the stage and does his thing. What he does is amazing, but how he does it will blow you away. 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.

 

Chicago Bears’ quarterback Connor Shaw spotlights ProstAware for the NFL’s “Cleats for a Cause”

During the first week of December, the National Football League is hosting “Cleats For a Cause”, an opportunity for shaw2-500x500athletes to wear specially-designed game day cleats to spotlight a cause or charity of their choice. Connor Shaw, quarterback of the Chicago Bears, has chosen ProstAware as his charity in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer survivor Tim Smith, the executive director of ProstAware, is Shaw’s father-in-law and was a big influence in Shaw’s decision to select ProstAware as his charity of choice.

“A personal experience that inspired me to get involved in my cause happened last year when my father-in-law was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said Shaw. “This caught us all by surprise. He had no symptoms and was relatively young, only 53 years old. Fortunately, they detected it early and after successful surgery, he is now cancer free,” continued Shaw. “I want to encourage all men to know about prostate cancer and the need for appropriate screening for early detection and treatment. It can save your life!”
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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. Starting at age 40, ProstAware encourages men to learn about appropriate screening for prostate cancer. ProstAware provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties event, speaking engagements and health programs.

Vince and Barbara Dooley help ProstAware raise $125,000 at Blue Ties Luncheon to create awareness for prostate cancer

September 26, 2016 (Atlanta) — Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara Dooley, the former radio personality and political activist, Heisman Trophy-winning special guest George Rogers and emcee Jeff Hullinger of 11 Alive helped to raise $125,000 at ProstAware’s eighth annual Blue Ties Luncheon on Sept. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

ProstAware is a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the use of music, technology and sports. The total amount raised exceeded Blue Ties’ total in 2015 of $75,000. In a discussion with Hullinger, Barbara Dooley spoke earnestly and comically about her experience as a breast cancer survivor and Vince Dooley discussed the importance of prostate cancer awareness, among various other topics.

More than 450 people attended this year’s event, with special guests including former Atlanta Falcons and Braves player Brian Jordan, former Washington Redskins player Jeff Bostic and his wife Lynn. The band Lilac Wine played during the event, performing the song “Tell It Like It Is,” written by Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware, about what a patient might experience upon receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Miller, a urologic robotic surgeon with Georgia Urology, and Tim Smith, the executive director of ProstAware who is a prostate cancer survivor himself, have been crusaders against prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2016, more than 180,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States, ACS estimates.

“I am thrilled that we were able to have such a successful event and that we were able to raise a record amount of money for ProstAware,” Dr. Miller said. “I would like to publicly thank Vince and Barbara Dooley for taking time to help make such an important contribution to our cause this year. With these funds and with the attention that they brought to our mission, hopefully, we can help to save more men’s lives and extend the geographic footprint of ProstAware beyond metro Atlanta.”

Dooley won 201 games between 1964 and 1988 at Georgia and is best known for guiding the Bulldogs to the 1980 national title. He was twice named national coach of the year and seven times earned Southeastern Conference coach of the year honors. He served as Georgia’s athletic director for 15 years after retiring as football coach. Barbara Dooley is an avid supporter of cancer prevention and awareness.

ProstAware’s Blue Ties luncheon was sponsored by Georgia Urology, Lenz, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, Scott D. Miller, M.D., Northside Radiation Oncology Consultants, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta magazine, 11 Alive, WSB News Radio and Men’s Book Atlanta magazine.

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. Starting at age 40, ProstAware encourages men to learn about appropriate screening for prostate cancer. ProstAware provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties event, speaking engagements and health programs.

Legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley, Heisman winner George Rogers, 11 Alive’s Jeff Hullinger headline ProstAware’s Blue Ties

Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will deliver the keynote address, Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers will make a special appearance and 11 Alive’s Jeff Hullinger will serve as emcee at ProstAware’s eighth annual Blue Ties luncheon on Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

ProstAware is a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports. In 2015, Blue Ties raised $50,000, which aided ProstAware’s year-round educational programming.

Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware and a robotic prostate surgeon with Georgia Urology, has been a crusader against prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2016, more than 180,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States, ACS estimates.

“Prostate cancer has the highest incidence rate of all cancers in the state of Georgia,” Dr. Miller said. “Our mission is to bring attention to this reality and we hope that having Coach Dooley as our speaker can help to accomplish that.”

Dooley won 201 games between 1964 and 1988 at Georgia and is best known for guiding the Bulldogs to the 1980 national title. He was twice named national coach of the year and seven times earned Southeastern Conference coach of the year honors. He served as Georgia’s athletic director for 15 years after retiring as football coach.

Hullinger, who co-anchors WXIA-TV’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight news broadcasts, formerly served as Atlanta Falcons’ radio play-by-play broadcaster and as sports anchor at WAGA-TV for 18 years.

ProstAware’s Blue Ties luncheon is sponsored by Georgia Urology, Lenz, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, Scott D. Miller, M.D., Myriad, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta magazine, 11 Alive, WSB News Radio and Men’s Book Atlanta magazine.

To purchase tickets, visit the Blue Ties event page or call (770) 643-1807.

ProstAware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating men and their loved ones in metro Atlanta about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports. ProstAware encourages men to monitor their prostate health, provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties event, local speaking engagements and health programs. Visit www.ProstAware.org for more information.