(Decatur, GA) – The 2017 Blues 4 Prostate Cancer Education Tour is making an impact in the Atlanta metro area on December 16 with the Royal Blues Holiday Celebration for Prostate Cancer Awareness at the Vista Room (2836 LaVista Rd., Decatur, GA). PCaBlue and the Atlanta Blues Society are working together to connect the dots between prostate cancer and blues music by hosting this educational concert event. The show will feature legendary blues man, Grammy Award Winning Bobby Rush and Atlanta’s very own Big Bill Morganfield. Hosted by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV anchor, Tom Jones and WRFG Radio UK Bob, twill include both a live and silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for PCa BLUE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising prostate cancer awareness.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. There are nearly 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the U.S. today and more than 161,000 men will be diagnosed this year. All men are at risk, some more than others. This is a cancer that has very few, if any, noticeable symptoms when it is in its earliest, curable stage. Learn more here.
Each educational event of the tour promises a great evening of blues music plus prostate cancer information from medical experts, survivors and advocates about the risk factors, screening procedures and treatment options available. Proceeds from both events support national prostate cancer education organizations, PHEN, Us Too and ZERO, and the Blues Foundation’s HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust), which helps blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. Prostate cancer survivors will share their stories and leaders from the urology and oncology communities will share their knowledge.
Buddy Guy is the national spokesman for PCa Blue and together with Bobby Rush they are using their talents and voices to bring prostate cancer awareness and information to the public. Both men are dedicated to the cause after losing family members to the disease and will be performing together on at the PCa Blue sponsored event on January 4, 2018 kicking off Buddy Guy’s January residency at Buddy Guy’s Legends.
PCaBlue, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about prostate cancer. We leverage blues music and healthcare professionals to educate men and their loved ones so they recognize their personal risk, seek appropriate testing and, if diagnosed, understand the numerous treatment options available for them. For donations visit here.