In recognition of Black History Month, the Atlanta Hawks and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) are partnering again to increase awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds to support prostate cancer research with the Black History Month Assist Challenge. Throughout the month of February, for every assist registered by the Hawks, the Hawks Foundation will donate $250 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
1 in 6 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Black men are over 2x more likely to die from prostate cancer.
When caught early, prostate cancer has a 99% five-year survival rate.
Men with a family history may be 2x more likely to be diagnosed.
Through an extensive network of Emory Healthcare facilities across the metro area, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University provides comprehensive, expert care, including medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and other services.