Bay Area Black Prostate Warriors
African American men bear a disproportionate burden of prostate cancer. In his lifetime, 1 in 6 African American men will be diagnosed with this disease. African American men are more likely to develop this disease and more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to White men.
Our team, the Bay Area Black Prostate Warriors, is a collaboration between the Prostate Health Support Group for African American men in Oakland and the San Francisco Prostate Cancer Action Network (PCAN). The Prostate Health Support Group aims to bring African American men together for dialogue and education around prostate health and prostate cancer in a safe and supportive place. PCAN aims to utilize community empowerment and education principles to address prostate cancer disparities among African American men in San Francisco. As a collective group, we aim to bring attention to prostate cancer disparities facing African American men, empower African American men to take charge of their health, and continue our outreach and supportive care efforts. Our group is supported by the Department of Urology and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California San Francisco.
We would love for you to join our team! If you are unable to join, please consider making a donation today! Your donation provides much needed funds for research, education and awareness, and patient assistance for prostate cancer patients in our local communities.
Team up with us to bring awareness and fight prostate cancer; you’ll feel proud knowing you’ve helped save lives.