Northwestern Memorial Hospital Joins the National Prostate Cancer Coalition in the Drive Against Prostate Cancer
Event Offers Free and Confidential Prostate Cancer Screenings to Men in the Chicagoland Area
One in every six men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime; the good news is that, if the cancer is caught early, nearly 100% of those men will survive. With this in mind, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is joining with Zero: The Project to End Prostate Cancer to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and promote annual screening among Chicagoland area men. Volunteer physicians from Northwestern Memorial will join Zero staff members and area phlebotomists aboard two mobile screening units for two days during the Drive Against Prostate Cancer event. As part of the event, Northwestern Memorial will offer free prostate screening to men ages 40 and over on the following dates:
Monday, April 23
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
425 Laurel Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Friday, April 27
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Oakton Community Center
4701 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
In addition to receiving the free screening, every man tested in Chicago will have the opportunity to help fight prostate cancer by donating a blood sample to help further research, sponsored in part by the Urological Research Foundation, for a new prostate cancer detection test. Supplies and support for this research is made possible by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
For more information about the free prostate cancer screenings or a full list of Chicago metro area screening locations please visit www.fightprostatecancer.org.