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Great Boardman car show revved up men to prevent prostate cancer



Published: Thu, June 13, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Great Boardman car show revved up men to prevent prostate cancer

The MANUP Mahoning Valley “Drive Out Prostate Cancer” car show at Boardman High School on June 9 was such a nice, fun activity.

I took my son there as he loves car shows. Usually he and his dad attend those events, but my husband had another activity so I had the pleasure of going. I wasn’t too excited about it but was pleasantly surprised at what a good time we had! There were so many interesting cars there, and the people were all so nice. Having rest rooms open inside the school was a plus, and the rib contest put on by O’Charley’s restaurant was great.

The music was just perfect. All of our favorite oldies tunes were played, and the disc jockey did a wonderful job with his public service announcements. We didn’t get to stay for the band or the helicopter landing, but I’m sure they were all just as nice.

The best part was that it was a fundraiser to promote prostate-cancer awareness. I feel that they truly accomplished their goal.

There were a lot of signs very strategically placed and a lot of very interesting statistics listed but done in such a nice way. My husband is a 51/2-year prostate cancer survivor. Unfortunately, it has reared its ugly head again this year, and he is now receiving radiation treatments, but we are very grateful to the staff of NEO Urology for detecting this and to its awareness campaign.

The statistics listed that I read are astounding in the state of Ohio and in the Mahoning Valley for men diagnosed daily with prostate cancer.

Thanks again to the MANUP Mahoning Valley, Humility of Mary Health Partners, the volunteers, the car owners, and the sponsors of the event for such a nice day.

Come on, men of the Mahoning Valley, MAN UP (as the slogan says), and get your screenings..

Let’s drive out prostate cancer.

Meg Glines, Boardman


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