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McRae honored for local cancer initiatives

From left: Lynne Nguyen, a professor of public health with the ICC, Lawrence McRae; his wife, Rosa McRae; and son, Lawrence McRae Jr.
 

 

“Prostate Cancer Man” Lawrence McRae --  as he is becoming known by the Macon County community -- recently received the HOPE Award from the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC).

The HOPE award, the highest honor the ICC can bestow, is presented to people who volunteer their time and efforts to promote and educate citizens about cancer and cancer research.

McRae was given the HOPE Award during the ICC’s 11th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer in Washington D.C. The symposium brings together cancer survivors, community-based organizations, medical researchers, students, federal regulators, and industry representatives to one setting to share ideas, information and resources.

The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

The McRae Prostate cancer Awareness Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes prostate cancer awareness to men in the Black Belt Counties. Contact McRae for information about prostate prevention and/or assisting men with prostate disease in Tuskegee at (334) 727-7609, in Selma at (334) 872-7134 or by cell at (334) 552-2091.