Bulls offer free prostate cancer screening at the United Center
Bulls offer free prostate cancer screening
The Chicago Bulls partnered with Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure and the Illinois Department of Public Health to offer free prostate cancer screenings for men on Wednesday, April 15 before the team tipped-off against the Toronto Raptors that evening. The testing was held in mobile units located outside in the United Center’s parking lots.
Both the prostate-specific antigen test (PSA), a simple blood test, and the digital rectal exam (DRE) were offered. One in six white men will fall victim, but the rate is even higher among African American men, where one in four will be diagnosed. To bring awareness to this fact, Bulls legend Bob Love participated by getting tested.
Additionally, the first 250 men who got tested received two complimentary tickets to a Bulls pre-season game next year.
The event was held in honor of legend and longtime broadcaster Johnny “Red” Kerr who passed away this year from prostate cancer. One in six men will get prostate cancer, but if caught early, nearly 100 percent survive.