The 2014 Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer has a goal of reaching more than one million persons -the largest and most visible prostate cancer education and awareness effort ever undertaken within Black America.
The Father's Day Rally is conducted within each participating church during regular Father's Day services: ♦ Prostate cancer survivors with their family members, along with family members of those who have been victims of the disease are recognized and join hands in a special prayer for support and healing.
♦ This recognition and spiritual support helps remove the silence and isolation for those who may be suffering with the disease, or from having lost a loved one.
♦ This prayer service creates a spirit of togetherness and cooperation among those directly impacted which becomes a powerful step towards overall healing.
During the prayer service those within the congregations are made aware of the impact of prostate cancer within their midst: ♦ Members are prompted to understand their personal risk and the risk for their family members.
♦ The service promotes open dialogue among members about prostate cancer which increases overall education and awareness about the disease. PHEN Resources and Support for the Father's Day Rally Church Partners: ♦ Handout materials for each church for their Father's Day services
♦ Posters for each church to increase prostate health knowledge and awareness ♦ Speakers and materials for special church programs and events
♦ Ongoing access to PHEN’s Online resources and support for newly diagnosed men, survivors and their loved ones
♦Access to PHEN’s monthly live educational webcasts available for churches to convene special prostate cancer workshops, and for their members to access from their homes (Note: There are no costs for PHEN materials and services)
PHEN invites all churches to partner in the 2014 Father's Day Rally. This is an opportunity to educate and support the health needs of their members and community: Churches Can Register Here (click)