"The USC Department of Urology has been proud to work together with the "REAL MEN COOK" Foundation since 1994 in providing prostate cancer education and screening to the minority community in Los Angeles. In addition to giving our services to this community project, our young physicians and I have learned a tremendous amount from the experience, and have very much enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Latino and Black men in our goal to diagnose prostate cancer when it is still in a curable stage."

Eila C. Skinner, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, USC/Norris Cancer Center, Co-Founder/Medical Director, "REAL MEN COOK" Foundation.

The mission of the "REAL MEN COOK" Foundation Center for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer is to see that every man has the opportunity to say -"I beat prostate cancer." Our goal is to bring education, awareness about prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and screening of high- risk men 45 years or older to the minority community.


Get Involved in Your Community !

Download a copy of this flyer promoting our next FREE screening event and email it to your friends and neighbours or print a few copies and give them to people you know might benefit from our free services.


Prostate Cancer is the most common form of cancer, other than skin cancer, among men in the United States, and it is second only to lung cancer as a cause fo cancer-related death among men. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2003, about 220,900 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 28,900 men will die of the disease.

About 70% of all diagnosed prostate cancers are found in men aged 65 years or older.

Over the past 20 years, the survival rate for prostate cancer has increased from 67% to 97%.

The prostate cancer rate is higher for African-American men than for any other racial or ethnic group.




Women’s Group Cancer Education Program
Herman Jordan, President/CEO Jordan Group, has assumed the leadership role to speak to black women’s church groups and sororities as to the importance of saving the lives of their men from prostate cancer.

Obesity Prevention Program
The “REAL MEN COOK” Foundation is partnering with Gloria Davis, Executive Director of the Girls Club of Los Angeles to bring obesity prevention at the Pre-K level.

Links Achievement Program
Uli Carter, President/CEO of Home Repairs will be Director of the Refurbishing Program to empower young black men in high school through community service and the refurbishment of homes in a single day. This year, one home will be refurbished in honor of Larry McCormick and in 2006 the other will be in honor of Michael Stennis.

Prostate Cancer Youth Volunteer Program
The “REAL MEN COOK” Foundation will award each student volunteer a certificate of community service, with hours served to present to their high school. As college admission has become increasingly competitive, community service and involvement will be an asset to all volunteer participants. The primary function of a student volunteer is to: help men sign-in at the registration table, assist men with their questionnaire and laboratory forms and help men navigate through the screening process. This includes directing men through the blood test, educational forum and doctor’s consultation. Click here to download the qualifications document.

 

   

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Saturday,
November 14th, 2009
Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Event


Trinity Baptist Church

2040 West Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

10:00am to 3:00pm



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