PHENís 10th Annual Fatherís Day Rally Grows and Expands National Outreach

PHEN is proud to present the “10th Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer” on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2018. During their regular Father's Day worship services PHEN’s church partners will recognize prostate cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease. They will join hands in a special prayer for support and healing.  Through this special recognition and spiritual support those who may be suffering with the disease, or from losing a loved one, will gain a sense of support from their church family. This brief but impactful ceremony creates a spirit of togetherness and becomes important towards overall healing. This Father’s Day Rally within churches nationwide has been the underpinning of PHEN’s prostate cancer education and awareness efforts which has expanded in scope with support from churches.

PHEN educational symposiums with churches were spawned from the Father’s Day Rally six years ago and this is now a PHEN national initiative. On Saturday, June 16th, PHEN is hosting an Educational Symposium with the Bethel AME Church of Los Angeles, CA where Rev. Dr. Kelvin Calloway is the pastor. Dr. Stephen Freedland (the Director of The Center for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital will be the keynote speakers and present about prostate cancer early detection, treatments and clinical trials.  On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 PHEN will host Educational Symposia in Chicago, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida. In Chicago the symposium will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ where Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the senior pastor. Dr. Karriem Watson, Director of Community Engaged Research for at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be the keynote speaker.  In Jacksonville the symposium will be hosted at Greater Grant Memorial AME Church lead by Pastor Rev. Tan C. Moss. Dr. Mehdi Moezi, a medical oncologist with The Baptist Medical Center of Jacksonville will be the keynote speaker. More information about PHEN Educational Symposiums is available here.

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