SOURCE: American Urological Association

American Urological Association

September 30, 2014 10:19 ET

Urology Care Foundation Teams Up With Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends to Urge Men to Stay in the Game for Life

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate support for those affected by the deadly disease. It's important for men to make positive choices about their prostate health, not just during this time, but all year round, which is why the Urology Care Foundation and the National Football League have teamed up for the Know Your Stats® About Prostate Cancer campaign.

Widely recognized as one of the greatest defensive backs, the campaign's spokesperson, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Mike Haynes, travels the country with other legends, or "Team Haynes" members to drive the message of prostate health awareness and raise funds for prostate cancer research. Joining Haynes again this year is Harry Carson, Pro Football Hall of Fame legend and former linebacker for the New York Giants.

The Know Your Stats® campaign is a rallying force to connect, educate and inspire men across the country to know their prostate cancer risk and to talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them. Now entering its sixth season, Know Your Stats® has reached more than 300 million men and their families since its inception in 2009.

The Urology Care Foundation and the National Football League have built upon a relationship that started in 2007 when the National Football League, through its Player Care Foundation, began implementing prostate cancer screenings for retired players conducted by the Urology Care Foundation. Today, they continue to encourage all men and their loved ones to visit for information about prostate cancer.

About the Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We work with researchers, health care professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patients' lives.

About the AUA

Founded in 1902, the AUA is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 20,000 members worldwide. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.

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