Niagara Falls To Illuminate "Blue" In Honor of 5th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day on Feb 2, 2013
-- The special illumination event for The Brown/Byrd Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day is scheduled on February 2, 2013 from 6:30pm - 6:45pm, 7pm - 7:15pm, and 7:30pm - 7:45pm. --
Nationwide (January 30, 2013) -- Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world for centuries- politicians, celebrities, and world leaders have all been drawn here to see this natural wonder in person. Niagara Parks has welcomed not only VIPs but many motion picture stars and television productions as well, including, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Christopher Reeve and Drew Barrymore. Stories, poems and songs have also been written to describe the Niagara experience to the world.
Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada & New York is the latest in a long list of municipalities around the globe to officially acknowledge and proclaim February 2 as a significant day in the year to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer to increase the chances of early prevention through health screening. Niagara Falls on the Ontario, Canada and New York side will illuminate in "Teal" (Blue/Green the national color that represents Prostate Cancer); in honor of the 5th Annual International Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day on Saturday February 2nd, 2013 starting at 6:30pm. Niagara Falls, New York the city is located at the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (44 km2), of that, 14.1 square miles (37 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it (16.37%) is water. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 130 kilometers (81 mi) from Toronto by road. The area of the Niagara Region is 1800 square kilometers (718 sq mi). The international renowned Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation Cancer has reached its shores.
Mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, Jim Diodati, states in his proclamation, "Whereas, On February 2, 2013, we remember those who lost the battle against prostate cancer, and we pray for those families and friends, and as a community, we also remember those living with prostate cancer, and we celebrate, the lives of survivors, and thank all the prostate cancer organizations and medical professionals throughout the entire country who aid in these victories."
Mayor of Niagara Falls, New York, Paul A. Dyster, states in his proclamation "Whereas, On February 2nd, 2013 we ask all citizens and community organizations to join us in this historic observation day to recognize the importance of raising awareness and the severity and prevalence of prostate cancer, and ask all citizens to wear a blue ribbon and light a blue candle that symbolizes the thousands of men who lost the fight and battle against this disease; and" Whereas, by continuing our fight for this disease, we make our international world, on this day a healthier place to live. I do hereby declare February 2, 2013, as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day" and acknowledge the hard work of the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation."
Internationally Acclaimed Award Winning Independent/Off Broadway Film star actor Kevin Byrd Founder/ President of the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation and notable famed writer/motivational speaker Co-Founder Vice President Blossom Brown; jointly are the U.S youngest African American Prostate Cancer Health Advocates in America, both being 32 and 31 years old. The Brown Byrd Cancer Foundation a 501 c,3 Christian non for profit organization was established in 2003 who's mission is to inform the masses about the awareness and importance of prostate cancer concerns and issues. The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation has participated in their own National Prostate Cancer Awareness Tours, Health Fairs, Youth Awareness events, Seminars and even aided in providing Free Prostate Cancer Screening nationally.
Recently the foundation was honored with an Honorary Street name in recognition of Founder/President Kevin Byrd. The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation's February 2nd Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day was recognized and entered into The United States Of America Congressional Record Library of Congress in February 2nd, 2012. None the less, the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation has always been thankful for the opportunities and support in the fight for the awareness of Prostate Cancer globally.
"February 2nd, 2013 is a day that Our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ has made possible through my vision to touch the World with the awareness of Prostate Cancer. My beloved grandfather C.J Thomas died of Prostate Cancer, and ever since his death I have vowed to spread the knowledge about Prostate Cancer Advocacy/Prevention. It means so much that for the past five consecutive years Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day has been Proclaimed on behalf of Millions of citizens in America, and this year, Niagara Falls join our Foundation's Observance Day where we can reflect, and remember all the millions and thousands of men who have lost the fight for Prostate Cancer. I pray that every person who reads this message will join us on February 2nd, 2013 and wear a Blue ribbon, Light a Candle, and have a moment of Prayer symbolizing all the men who lost the fight and battle against this disease." -- Kevin Byrd/President/Founder of the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation, Health& Wellness Chairman of The 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc.
"We at the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation selected February 2nd as International National Prostate Cancer Awareness day to acknowledge the Men that have suffered with or have lost there life from this dying disease. We believe that those that have been affected should be properly recognized and acknowledged for the life that they live or have lived. In addition we acknowledge those that have lost family members to Prostate Cancer as well. I, myself, lost my grand father Solomon P. Brown to this disease and fight. I vowed that I would never let my grandfather life be lost in vain, but that it would be a testimony and one of the motivations needed to fight for a cure. In declaring the day as National Prostate Cancer Observance Day we let it be known that a life was not lost in vain to this disease, but will always be remembered, while doctors continue to find a cure for this disease, we stand united at Niagara Falls this year in the fight with them." -- Blossom Brown/Vice-President/Co-Founder of The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation
About The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation is an organization that believes it is very important that there are programs, events, and informational forms of communication present in communities; informing men about health issues that can arise. It is their mission to basically as they say at the foundation: "spread the word" about prostate cancer and have men and families become aware of prevention measures, as well as screening and treatments for Prostate Cancer.
For more information about The Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to make a donation send to: 110 Wall Street 11th Floor, New York, N.Y 10035; Telephone number: 212-709-8335
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