ProstAware, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports, is hosting the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The event is presented by Aultman Hospital and proceeds from the dinner will go to the community to support The Aultman Cancer Center and help ProstAware continue to bring exciting and engaging events to promote discussions about prostate cancer.
Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett will be the keynote speaker with a special message from prostate cancer survivor and three-time Super Bowl Champion Jeff Bostic. Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker will emcee the event. There will be a special live painting performance by renowned artist Jared Emerson.
Tim Smith, Executive Director for ProstAware and a prostate cancer survivor himself, is thrilled to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Aultman Hospital.
“We are honored to partner with the Hall of Fame and Aultman to help bring awareness of prostate cancer to men and their loved ones in Canton and the surrounding communities. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and early detection and proper treatment will save lives.”
“We are pleased to host the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner at the Hall,” stated Baker. “The Hall has been an active partner with Aultman Medical Center in prostate cancer screening for our Gold Jackets during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls for the last three years. Gold Jacket Mike Haynes, through this screening, detected the disease in its early stage. Today, he serves as a national spokesperson for prostate cancer awareness. Prevention is the best medicine and we encourage all to attend this terrific event.”
Individual tickets to the dinner are $150 each and tables for eight guests are available for $1200. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $500 each and include a meet-and-greet with Dorsett and Bostic, a private tour of the museum, and a private cocktail reception. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner, click here. Please contact Tim Smith at [email protected] or by calling 404-512-0512 for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.
Dorsett, a member of the Hall’s Class of 1994, spent the majority of his 12-year career with the Dallas Cowboys after he was selected first overall in the 1977 NFL Draft. The running back played his final season with the Denver Broncos retiring with 12,739 rushing yards, 398 receptions for 3,554 yards and 91 touchdowns. During his career, Dorsett played in two Super Bowls, five NFC championship games and four Pro Bowls. Additionally, he was named All-NFL in 1981 and the NFC rushing champion in 1982.
Bostic was a center for the Washington Redskins from 1980 through 1993 after signing with the team as a free agent. He transitioned to starting center position in 1981 and helped lead the Redskins’ famed “Hogs” offensive line for 14 seasons. Bostic won Super Bowls (XVII, XXII and XXVI) along with four NFC Eastern Division titles. He was named ALL-NFC in 1983, selected to the 1984 Pro Bowl and named the Redskins Ed Block Courage Award recipient in 1985. In 2015, Bostic was honored into the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.
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ProstAware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating men and their loved ones about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology and sports. ProstAware encourages men to know how prostate cancer can affect them, provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness and promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties events, local speaking engagements and health programs. Visit www.ProstAware.org for more information.