Sunday, August 15, 2010

African American and Americn Indian mens health dinner on Tuesday, Aug 17

The American Cancer Society has joined the Duluth NAACP and members of the Duluth Superior American Indian community for a Mens Health Dinner, from 6 to 8pm, Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the Central Hillside Community Center – 12 E 4th St., Duluth.

In addition to a wide variety of healthy ethnic meals, men will be able to learn more about the many ways they can minimize their chances of getting cancer and in finding cancers early.

African American and American Indian men have the highest rates of lung, colorectal and prostate cancer in Minnesota. Latino and Asian men have the highest rates of stomach and liver cancer.Many members of these communities face major obstacles to health care services due to low income, inadequate insurance, geographic, cultural and language barriers, racial bias and stereotyping. Poverty influences the prevalence of underlying risk factors including obesity and tobacco use.

The program features Dr. Robert Larbi-Odam, a physician from the Southside Community Health Services in South Minneapolis, and an expert on prostate cancer, and members of the American Indian and Latino communities.

This free dinner will feature a variety of ethnic foods is geared to African American, American Indian, Latino and Asian men. Preregistration is recommended but not required. Space is limited to 50 men. There will be prize drawings and an incentive gift for men who attend. Please call Marjorie at 529-7627 x23 to reserve your place.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit