This community Prostate Awareness and Prevention Screening is sponsored by the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)
The screening is from 3pm-8pm on Friday, June 20 at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Clinic located at 1313 Penn Avenue North, (corners of Penn & Plymouth in North Minneapolis)
The day will also have special guest Bob Samuels from Tampa, Florida who will be in Minneapolis for the Urban Financial Services Coalition Conference (www.ufscnet.org)
1. Broderick “Bo” Powell - NorthPoint (612) 520-8841bpowell@
2. Phil Hernandez - Media and Public Relations at NorthPoint (612) 287-2136 philip.hernandez@
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Learn more about ACS, what we do, and our plans for the future by checking out their website at www.cancer.org.
About NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center:
Whether you need medical care, dental care or mental health services, we are here for you and your family -- right in the neighborhood. You will appreciate our outstanding teams of highly-qualified health professionals. You will also like the convenience of our onsite pharmaceutical and optometric services. NorthPoint also offers a wide range of human services to give an extra hand to families in need of counseling or short-term assistance. We are also proud of our programs, and we work hard to help build a healthy community. To find out more about NorthPoint, go to http://www.northpointhealth.org.
About the Jordan Area Community Council (JACC):
The Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) is a nonprofit, citizen participation organization for the Jordan neighborhood, located in North Minneapolis. The mission of JACC is to “organize people, knowledge and capital for the collective empowerment of Jordan residents.” One of the city’s first community-based organizations, JACC began its work in 1964 as a local PTA in which members joined together to prevent closure of the public library’s North Minneapolis branch. That struggle—which resulted in a new North Minneapolis library opening in 1970—established JACC firmly as a grassroots organization, based in the belief that residents could solve their problems through collective action, thereby empowering themselves. Geographically, Jordan is a wedge-shaped neighborhood, marked by Broadway Avenue on the south, Lowry Avenue on the north, and Emerson Avenue on the east. Within these boundaries are 2,500 household and dotted businesses along the major corridors. www.jordanmpls.org.
About the African American Men Project:
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners created the African American Men Project in 1999 to investigate the forces behind the poverty, crime, poor health and isolation surrounding African American men ages 18 to 30. The idea for the project came from Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein, whose district contains a significant number of African American men living in North Minneapolis. Stenglein noticed that despite a booming economy and severe labor shortage, many young African American men were still unemployed. The project’s goal was to address the following issues: What are the causes of the growing crisis for many young African American men in Hennepin County? What can public agencies and the communities do to find solutions? For more information - www.co.hennepin.mn.us.
About the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Coalition:
Increasing our commitment in the fight against prostate cancer in 2008, NPCC will step up its effort in the areas of early detection and education by awarding research grants toward finding a new test for the disease, continuing our free screening campaign across America, and launching new awareness programs. For more information, go to www.figthtprostatecancer.org. About Mr. Bob Samuels:
Robert J. Samuels retired in 1992 as Vice President of the Global Financial Institutions Group, a division of Manufactures Hanover’s Corporate Banking and International Sector (JPMorganChase)
As Founding Chairman of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition he lobbied Congress repeatedly for increases in prostate cancer research funding and was instrumental in getting the State of Florida to recognize, as a matter of public policy, prostate cancer as serious diseases needing to be addressed at the state level. www.fightprostatecancer.org.
Mr. Samuel’s comes to us as part of the Urban Financial Services Conference, in Minneapolis from June 18-22. About the
Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC):
The Urban Financial Services Coalition is an organization of minority professionals in the financial services industry and related fields. Affiliation with UFSC offers a unique opportunity to influence the shape of the banking and financial services industry. UFSC promotes the personal and professional development of its members as well as improvement in the financial condition of our ethnically and culturally diverse communities through education, home ownership, and local economic development. UFSC supports programs that offer practical benefits for minority financial services professionals, banks and financial institutions. For more information go to www.ufscnet.org.
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