The American Cancer Society indicates that about 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 alone. Further, about 15% of all men will be struck with the perils of prostate cancer sometime during their life – even worse, approximately 20% of black men will experience a diagnosis of prostate cancer before they die.
The National Football League is about to start its regular season, in less than half a week, at this point. While every football fanatic knows this, most fans of tossing the pigskin aren’t aware of how common prostate cancer is, who is most vulnerable, and when they should get checked. Fortunately, the NFL’s Alumni Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and LabCorb are joining hands in screening men over the age of 39 for prostate cancer.
Men that are at least 40 can enter to receive a PSA test, or prostate specific antigen screening, in which a tiny vial of blood is drawn from an arm or leg and tested for chemicals that are secreted as a result of currently having prostate cancer, or simply being at risk for the disease. The giveaway lasts through October 15th, in which a total of 2,000 men who sign up before the 2,001st person does will receive a completely free PSA screening. All men from the 2,001st participant and onwards will receive a discount voucher to pay only $25 for their easy-peasy prostate cancer screening.
Guys who sign up for the giveaway aren’t required to get tested right then and there, as they have a total of six months from the time they receive their vouchers to redeem them at their doctor’s office or other healthcare facility.
These three organizations will be pushing the Prostate Pep Talk awareness campaign, which will be aired until 10/15 on TV and available online, in full, until then.