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McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation
“Waging War against Prostate Cancer
In the state of Alabama”
Founder: Lawrence W. McRae
“My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge: Hosea. 4:6”
It was in 1968 when I first experienced prostate disease. During that time there were not much research, only the rectal exam was performed. Knowledge about medication was zero because little was know. I was blessed, because during that time, many minority men lost their lives. Some were men I know and respected. This organization currently works with families in (11) black-belt counties in the State of Alabama. We believe this project to be beneficial in convincing African-American men and other minorities to seek prostate screening in order to live productive lives. I agree that a major problem in reaching these men is the “lack of knowledge and education” in understanding this silent disease and what it takes to rid them of it. African-Americans are more likely to develop cancer than people of other racial and ethic groups. Prostate Cancer knows no bounds; it affects men of all races, ethnicities and economic backgrounds. African-American men however, are not only twice as likely to get prostate cancer as Caucasian men, but they get it at an earlier age and are more likely to die from the disease. Only 66% of African-American diagnosed with prostate cancer survives for five years, compared with 81% of White men. Prostate cancer is less common in Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American men than in Caucasian men. Although, African-American men are being targeted, this program will be offered to any person in need of prostate cancer information’s
For more information about McRae Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Call (334)226-1177, (334)209-9181, Mobile (334)552-2091 or e-mail McRaePCAF@aol.com.