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New alliance to host Pints and Prostates event Thursday

Tribune Staff • Nov 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Earlier this year, a group of West Michigan men realized they had more in common than just their roles as community and business leaders. In the course of conversation, they discovered that each is a prostate cancer survivor.

Through their collective journeys, the group’s members recognized the critical need for additional prostate health education among West Michigan men and their families. Prostate cancer will affect one in seven men at some point in their life. To help those men and their families, the West Michigan Prostate Health Alliance was formed.

The new alliance is partnering with the North Ottawa Community Health System and the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg to host a Pints and Prostates event. Local business and health leaders and local prostate cancer survivors will join alliance organizers to talk about ways to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and the simple things men can do to improve their health.

The event will take place at Snug Harbor, 311 S. Harbor Ave., Grand Haven, from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. Alliance leaders will speak at 5 p.m.

The campaign includes the website www.westmichpha.org, which contains resources for men and their families, including the ability to be connected with a mentor who can provide assistance at any point in their health journey.

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