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APCF ANNOUNCES “BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN”

 

College and High School football teams across the state don blue ribbons on helmets to raise awareness

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation has launched the inaugural, statewide Blue Ribbon Campaign this September for what Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.” College and High School teams across the state will participate in an unprecedented show of unity by wearing a blue ribbon decal on their helmets for September games. Prostate cancer develops in one out of every six men—this rate jumps to a staggering one in three men in the African-American community and for those men who have a family history of the disease. Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer killer behind lung cancer, and is the second most diagnosed cancer in men behind skin cancer. In Arkansas, a higher rate of men die from prostate cancer than women die from breast cancer, according to the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry.

“We believe this is the beginning of something very powerful and transformative,” said Patrick Presley of the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. “This is an historic moment for the foundation as September will see an unparalleled focus on prostate cancer because of the Blue Ribbon campaign. We are particularly excited that many of the participating schools will have prostate cancer survivors as honorary captains for September home games. It is our hope that next year virtually all of the colleges and high schools in our state will be wearing the blue ribbon as a sign of support and awareness.”

Schools participating in the Blue Ribbon Campaign include:

College

 

High School

 

Arkansas Baptist College

 

Arkansas Baptist

Little Rock Central 

Arkansas State University

 

Bald Knob

Little Rock Mills

Arkansas Tech University

 

Beebe

Nashville

Harding University

 

Bentoville

North Little Rock

Henderson State University

 

Bryant

Paragould

Hendrix College

 

Central Arkansas Christian

Pocahontas JR High

Ouachita Baptist University

 

Episcopal Collegiate

Pocahontas

Southern Arkansas University

 

Fayetteville

Pulaski Academy

University of Arkansas-Monticello

 

Fort Smith Northside

Rogers Heritage

University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

 

Fort Smith Southside

Rogers

University of Central Arkansas

 

Green County Tech

Russellville

 

 

Greenwood

Springdale Har-Ber

   

Heber Springs

Springdale

   

Jonesboro

Sylvan Hills

   

 

Valley View

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is renowned nationally for its leadership in the field of prostate cancer education, peer counseling and screening. If you would like an interview or more information please contact Patrick Presley at 501-379-8027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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