Hundreds Attended Silver Cross Prostate Health Event and Met NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 24, 2013)— Nearly 300 area residents attended a free prostate health awareness event titled “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®” hosted by Silver Cross Hospital, Advanced Urology Associates, the American Urological Association Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox on January 22. The program encourages men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®,” which is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, over 45,000 men in Illinois are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
Photo Caption: Pictured with NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton in the front row are Kurt Carroll, New Lenox Village Administrator, Master of Ceremonies; Alexander Sosenko, M.D., Chief of Staff, Silver Cross Hospital; Dr.Thai Nguyen, Urologist and Medical Director, Robotic Surgery Program at Silver Cross; and Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital; gather at the “Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer®”event that the hospital hosted at Lincoln-Way West High School on January 22.
Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, fans and NFL players across the country can join the team at www.KnowYourStats.org to help spread the word about prostate cancer and the importance of knowing your risk factors. The national campaign is focused on turning awareness into action by encouraging men to talk with their doctors about their risk for prostate cancer. Now in its fourth year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about prostate health.
During the event, guests were treated to a presentation by NFL Pro football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton, who shared stories from his professional football career, and Dr. Thai Nguyen, Urologist and Medical Director, Robotic Surgery Program at Silver Cross, who shared important information about prostate cancer that could help save lives.
Following the program, Dan Hampton signed memorabilia for free and posed for photos with guests. There were also door prize drawings for a signed Dan Hampton Throwback #99 Jersey, football tickets to a Chicago home game and a football tailgating package.
In addition, men signed-up that night for a free prostate cancer screening, which was held on February 1 inside the NEW University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).