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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - SJH Invites Local Barbers to Join the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

VINELAND, NJ (February 25) – South Jersey Healthcare invites all barbers in the region to attend a free informational breakfast session about the “Going to the Barber Shop to Fight Cancer” health awareness campaign. The campaign is a grassroots initiative designed to educate barbers about the importance of prostate cancer screenings with the hope that they will in turn share that information with their customers.

“Going to the Barbershop to Fight Cancer”

All barbers in our region are welcome to attend
Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 a.m.
SJH Fitness Connection
1450 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland

Prostate cancer is the single most diagnosed of all cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Virgil Simons, founder and president of Prostate On-Line, will provide barbers information about the initiative and enlist their support in fighting prostate cancer. Joe Profetto, SJH Men’s Cancer Program Coordinator and facilitator of the Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, will also be speaking during the session.

As a part of the initiative, barbers can provide their customers with information about prostate cancer and urge them to take advantage of free screenings offered by local hospitals and health care organizations. Hundreds of barbers have already participated in similar initiatives around the country that have provided more than 30,000 men with education and encouraging them to get prostate cancer screenings.

To reserve a space at the free breakfast session, please call SJH Cancer Services at (856) 575-4424. There is no cost to barbers to participate and all educational materials and brochures will be supplied.

 SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.