Team Up Against Prostate Cancer

September 1, 1997

Judith Zwolak

Combating prostate cancer is a personal mission for health educator Bettina Beech, assistant professor of community health sciences. Her grandfather died from the disease and three of her uncles have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the leading form of cancer in American men.

In her efforts to increase community awareness about prostate cancer, Beech took a cue from popular activities in the area of women's health.

"There are a lot of walks and runs for women's health, but there didn't seem to be anything similar for men's health," she says. Her brainchild: the Sports for Life basketball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Reily Student Recreation Center. The event features three-on-three basketball games for everyone in the family, events for children and a health fair.

On the following Monday, Sept. 8, the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic will host free prostate cancer screening tests in the urology clinic throughout the day (see calendar). For more information, call the Sports for Life hotline at 553-5376.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000