Free Early Detection Prostate Cancer Screening in Cocoa Beach
Sep 30, 2019 12:27PM
By Zach Davey
A free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Screening Event will be held on September 5 at the Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness gym in Cocoa Beach. The testing will be provided by SunCoast Pathology Associates.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society one man in nine will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Event organizer Martha Duffy lost her husband to prostate cancer because he did not know of this simple blood screening. “Early detection is crucial to saving a man's life as prostate cancer is treatable and curable if it is diagnosed when contained to the prostate,” says Duffy.
Over 130 gift cards have been donated by area businesses for the event. Each man tested will have the opportunity to "punch out" for a gift card and win prizes. Give-a-ways include gift cards to area restaurants and for activities including golf, miniature golf, parasailing, water sports, kayaking, movies and bowling as well as gift cards for ice cream, pizza, and fish and tackle. “I am humbled by the generosity and support of our community for this event,” says Duffy
Location: Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness is located at 1355 North Atlantic Ave in Cocoa Beach. Times: 7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Duffy at 914-466-4058.