Media Advisory: Car Show, Screening Event at Roswell Park to Benefit MAN UP Prostate Cancer Survivor Group

Third annual Cruisin’ for a Cure car show comes to RPCI on Sept. 28
Monday, September 9, 2013

WHAT: Prostate cancer has a disproportional impact on African-American men, who are 1.5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer and two to three times more likely to die of the disease than white men. Prostate cancer is also the most-diagnosed cancer in Hispanic men.

Early detection and education can significantly reduce those disparities. To draw attention to prostate cancer risk factors and the importance of testing for this disease — particularly among high-risk groups like African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is hosting Cruisin’ for a Cure, a car show and prostate cancer screening event. Spectator admission for the car show and prostate cancer screenings are free!

The day will feature music, door prizes, raffles and food vendors. Free prostate cancer education and screening will be offered for men 40 years and older. Vehicles and clubs welcome. The car show is open to all special vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles; cost $10 per vehicle registration. Awards to be presented.

All proceeds will be donated to MAN UP, Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer, an RPCI-affiliated group committed to helping men of color make informed decisions about prostate-cancer screening, treatment and survivorship.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prostate cancer screening available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, N.Y.

NOTES: Prostate cancer education will be provided before screenings are conducted. Preregistration for prostate cancer screenings is encouraged, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724). For more information on the car show, visit MANUPbuffalo.org.

Pre-Event Media Contact: Tara Yates (716) 845-5747 tara.yates@roswellpark.org

Onsite Media Contact: Terry Alford (716) 510-0941 terry.alford@roswellpark.org

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The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: 

Tara Yates, Director of Public Affairs
716-845-5747; tara.yates@roswellpark.org