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Prostate Cancer Advocate Kevin Byrd
African American men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States and are more than twice as likely as White men to die of the disease. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate African-American men die of prostate cancer more often than other men do. And for actor/activist Kevin Byrd prostate cancer is more than a cause, it’s personal.
Mr. Kevin Byrd became one of the youngest male Prostate Cancer Health Advocate since his own grandfather C. J Thomas died from the disease several years ago. Since then, Kevin has taken his message of getting informed and getting screened for prostate cancer around the country. Recently he became the youngest Health& Wellness Chairman for the 100 Black Men Long Island chapter.
“I am committed to raising awareness and encouraging men to get tested, to get screened for prostate cancer.”
Kevin Byrd is using his platform at 100 Black Men and his own BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation in New York to advocate for greater awareness. “I’m encouraging sons to also talk to their fathers, take them by the hand if necessary to get tested, go together.”
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