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CANTON, OHIO – ProstAware, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports, is hosting the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The event is presented by Aultman Hospital and proceeds from the dinner will go to the community to support The Aultman Cancer Center and help ProstAware continue to bring exciting and engaging events to promote discussions about prostate cancer.
Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary will be the keynote speaker with a special message from prostate cancer survivor and three-time Super Bowl Champion Jeff Bostic. Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker will emcee the event. There will be a special live painting performance by renowned artist Jared Emerson.
Tim Smith, Executive Director for ProstAware and a prostate cancer survivor himself, is thrilled to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Aultman Hospital.
“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.”
“We are pleased to host the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner at the Hall,” stated Baker. “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 and we encourage all to attend this terrific event.”
Individual tickets to the dinner are $150 each and tables for eight guests are available for $1200. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $500 each and include a meet-and-greet with Singletary and Bostic, a private tour of the museum, and a private cocktail reception. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner, visit http://www.profootballhof.com/events/prostate-cancer-awareness-dinner/. Please contact Tim Smith at [email protected] or by calling 404-512-0512 for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.
Originally, Tony Dorsett was scheduled to appear but a conflict in his schedule prohibits him from being on hand for the event.
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.
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 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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