We are staging a free domino afternoon aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer among African Caribbean men and supporting those diagnosed with the condition in Leicester next month.
Specialist speakers will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions about the condition, named as the UK’s third biggest cancer killer last week.
The Play Domino, Talk Prostate event takes place at Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Leicester, from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday, March 10.
Pamela Campbell-Morris, who is a Project Assistant and Community Champion at the Centre, said: “The event provides an informal opportunity for both men and women to seek advice and answer any questions they have about the prostate.”
Latest figures from Prostate Cancer UK revealed there were 11,819 deaths from prostate cancer in 2015 compared with 11,442 from breast cancer. This is the first time in the UK data has revealed male deaths from the disease have overtaken female deaths from breast cancer.
A free hot Caribbean lunch will be provided for all attendees.
The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health East Midlands is working to reduce health inequality in the region by sharing resources and promoting research.