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If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you are not alone. During his lifetime, a man has about a 1 in 10 chance of being diagnosed with the disease. Over 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed annually in the U.S. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The good news is that survival rates have improved significantly and is 100% curable if caught in time!

Get Tested!
Men in high risk groups (such as African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer) should have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE) once every year beginning at age 45. Otherwise, age 50 is the recommended age for men to begin annual testing. Speak with your doctor about when your testing should begin.

 
 
Our History
Approximately ten years ago, the American Cancer Society issued a “call to action” to the African-American community to join in the fight against prostate cancer. Significantly disproportionate prostate cancer death rates among African-American men inspired Macedonia New Life Church in 2005 to respond to this important call. Since that time, the work has expanded into a separate, non-profit, community initiative of Community Vision, Inc. The G. Wesley Raney, III Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative, promotes community awareness about the disease and its treatment options and supports early detection through appropriate screening. When prostate cancer strikes it can have a devastating economic impact on patients and their families. In response, the G. Wesley Raney, III Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative offers financial support to those in greatest need.

Our annual signature events are the G. Wesley Raney, III Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness, a 5k walk/run event that also offers free prostate cancer screening and the G. Wesley Raney, III Prostate Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament.

The late G. Wesley Raney, III was a former pastor of Macedonia New Life Church, Raleigh, NC and a recognized community leader. His pastorate was marked by a strong commitment to “wholistic” ministry, which included important health initiatives. He was “drum major” for prostate cancer awareness and was a prostate cancer survivor. He spent many hours writing, counseling and lecturing about the importance of early detection and appropriate treatment of prostate cancer. He remained committed to this cause until his death in 2005 of complications from lung cancer.

 
 

Questions? Interested in volunteering at an event? Contact us at gwrcancerwalk@yahoo.com
 

 
G. Wesley Raney, III Walk Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative
108 Hawksbill Place, Garner, NC 27529
Email Us : gwrcancerwalk@yahoo.com