“Pints for Prostates” Lightens Spirits for Growing Health Concern

Put down a few brews for a good cause. Friday evening men from across middle Georgia enjoyed “Pints for Prostate” at the Armory Ballroom in downtown Macon.

The event featured beer tasting from a number of breweries from across the state and live music from the Grapevine Band, in an effort to address the growing issue of prostate cancer in men.

Medical professionals from the ColiseumMedicalCenter performed blood testing to screen for prostate cancer. The Rotary Club of Downtown Macon put on the event.

Organizers say it’s a light hearted way to address a growing issue.

“PSA is a simple blood test, it’s the best indicator we have for prostate cancer. It’s just so simple, why not do it. Men are too scared to talk about it sometimes and so we’re really trying to get away with those stigmas,” said Steve Bell of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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