YOUR HEALTH MATTERS
‘Thank You’ from the men of TEN
Pictured are Dr. Arnold Bullock, urologist and guest speaker; Isadore M. Wayne, Sr., TEN co-founder/COO; Louis Reed, St. Louis Aldermanic president; Marlene Davis, 19th Ward alderman; Donald M. Suggs, publisher of The American; and Mellve Shahid, TEN founder. The Empowerment Network honored Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of the St. Louis American on Sat. June 8 for the newspaper’s commitment to promoting the organization’s prostate cancer outreach, in addition to men’s health and wellness in “Your Health Matters.” “These stories have helped to raise the consciousness of men in the St. Louis community about prostate cancer, prostate health and prostate awareness,” said Mellve Shahid Sr., TEN’s founder and CEO. “Because of The St. Louis American, prostate cancer is no longer a whisper. Men are now taking that simple blood test with more ease, comfort and less fear.” Suggs received an award and a proclamation from the City of St. Louis in recognition of his efforts. Dr. Arnold Bullock, professor and urologist with the Center for Advanced
Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a TEN board member, was the guest speaker for the occasion, which took place during the group’s monthly support group meeting, held at Metropolitan Village Apartments (3114 Franklin (on the corner of Delmar and Compton) in St. Louis. Prostate Cancer disproportionally impacts African American males as they are 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than other ethnic groups - and 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease. TEN provides support, awareness, educational and health resources to these men and their families, working through the public and private sector to provide services to men in need. TEN, The Empowerment Network, is located at 6000 West Florissant Ave. in St. Louis (63136). For more information call 314-385-0998.
JUNE 20 - 26, 2013