Free prostate cancer screenings happening in West Louisville on Saturday, June 25
Council President James named Honorary Chair for the event
Louisville – Metro Council President David James (D-6) is encouraging all Louisville men to take advantage of the free prostate cancer screenings available on Saturday, June 25, at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for American men with nearly 268,500 new cases diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
“After celebrating Father’s Day this past weekend, it’s a good reminder to take care of your health. I highly encourage men in Louisville to come out to this free screening. It’s a quick, free, painless blood test that could save your life,” said President James.
Regular screenings and early detection are key to avoiding and beating prostate cancer. The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is about 98% when it is diagnosed and treated in its earliest stage, according to the American Cancer Society.
This event will involve a free prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, not the digital rectal exam (DRE). Men must be at least 45 years old to participate in this screening. You can call 502-852-6318 to make an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome.
The event, which is being hosted by the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer and the Kentucky Cancer Program, will also include a free Father’s Day picnic and gifts for anyone participating.
WHAT: Free Father’s Day Prostate Cancer Screening
WHERE: Republic Bank Foundation YMCA
1720 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40203
WHEN: Saturday, June 25
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: Call 502-852-6318 to make an appointment.