On September 30, 2023, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.'s Eta Nu Nu Chapter in Columbus, Ohio, hosted a prostate cancer awareness event to engage men in an enjoyable and informative day dedicated to promoting men's health. The event aimed to raise awareness about prostate cancer, emphasizing the importance of early detection and prevention. In partnership with our generous sponsors, Eta Nu Nu offered a range of activities to keep spirits high while delivering crucial health information. The event featured entertainment, free prostate cancer screenings, gift bags, food, and a variety of prizes, making it a fun yet meaningful gathering. The goal was to create an environment where men could learn about prostate health without feeling intimidated or uncomfortable.

Throughout the day, Eta Nu Nu Chapter encouraged attendees to take proactive steps to protect their health. We underscored the importance of early detection, reminding everyone that getting screened can save lives. The message was clear: "Do it for your loved ones! Leave your pride behind! Early detection is the key to successful outcomes!" By addressing common barriers like stubbornness and pride, we aimed to create a space where men could feel supported and motivated to take charge of their health. Ultimately, the event highlighted that awareness is key to prevention and that educating oneself about prostate cancer can help not only oneself but also others in the community. It was a day of camaraderie and enlightenment, reinforcing the chapter's dedication to men's health and wellness

Prostate cancer makes up about 37% of all cancers in Black men. Around 1 in 6 will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in life. It’s more common in Black men than other racial/ethnic groups.

The disease is also deadlier for Black men. They’re twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to men of other races. That’s the biggest racial disparity in deaths from any cancer in the United States.

When it comes to prostate cancer, Black men are also more likely than other races to:

  1. Be diagnosed at an earlier age
  2. Have fast-growing, or high-grade, tumor cells
  3. Have prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (called advanced or metastatic cancer)

Photos from the day

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