PHEN Presents at the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) Board Meeting

Terrance Afer-Anderson, PHEN Survivor member, represented PHEN at the 2011 Meeting held January 19 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This year?s theme for the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) was ?Securing Our Future: Humility-People of Fellowship?. Dr. Walter L. Parrish, General Secretary for the PNBC, committed the Convention to partner with PHEN for the Father?s Day rally to be held in July, 2011.

At the Convention?s meeting, Mr. Afer-Anderson shared PHEN?s objective of eliminating the prostate cancer epidemic in Black America where black men die at a rate 2.5 times higher than other men. Mr. Afer-Anderson also highlighted the efforts of Rally Against Prostate Cancer (RAPCancer), which help achieve PHEN?s objectives by providing participating churches with PHEN materials and online information aimed at educating and helping their congregations.

Terrence Afer-Anderson is also the Health promotion Educator for the Norfolk County Department of Public Health. He conceives, develops and implements marketing, public relations and promotional strategies for the Norfolk Health District of the Virginia Department of Health, to include writing, producing and directing public service announcements for television and radio; writing news releases for diverse media; conceiving and developing special projects; scheduling healthcare professionals for media interviews; and public speaking. Currently, he writes, produces and hosts HealthWatch, a monthly cable news update and community affairs program cablecast by WCTY, Norfolk Cable Channel 48. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Afer-Anderson wrote, produced and directed the film version of the one-act fatherhood play THE FIFTH, later cablecast by WCTY, Norfolk Cable Channel 48.

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