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Prostate Cancer Testing Summit

Credit Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center

For the fourth year in a row, the King Center in Rock Island will hold its Prostate Cancer Testing Summit. The event later this month includes free breakfast, a guest speaker, blood-testing, and prize giveaways.  

Technicians from Metro Labs will be on site to administer the PSA, or prostate specific antigen test. Organizer Troy Bland says all men over the age of 40 should be tested, and the King Center's goal is to test at least 100 men from the community every year. 
This year's theme is "Leave No Man Behind."  Bland says early detection saves lives, and that women should encourage the men they know to be tested. 

"I play golf with a buddy who's had it..."

The event on June 25th is sponsored by the King Center, the "Us Too" Prostate Cancer Support Group, Second Baptist Church, New Journey Church, and Metro Labs. To register, call the King Center at 309-792-2999, or email M-L-K- mail@rigov.org.