Jaguars' linebacker Wali Rainer will team up with the NFL, the Lombardi Cancer Center and Baptist Medical Center to tackle an adversary bigger than any player that Wali would ever face on the football field.
The Prostate Cancer Education Council has designated the week of September 15-21 Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. The PCEC encourages men over the age of 50 to get screened for prostate cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death in men.
"When I was approached to be a spokesman for the program, I thought it was kind of a coincidence because I had told my dad that he needs to be checked out for it a week before I was asked to get involved in the program," stated Rainer.
On Tuesday, September 17, the Center for Prostate Cancer will provide free prostate cancer screenings at 5:30 p.m., on the first floor of the Baptist Cancer Institute, located at 1235 San Marco Blvd. Screenings will be held by appointment. Baptist Cancer Institute physicians and Baptist Health urologists will donate their time and conduct the screenings. To make an appointment, call the Prostate Care Line at (904) 202-7422. The Jaguars' linebacker will be in attendance beginning at 5:30 p.m.
"I like to lead by example. That's one of the things that I like to do. I'll definitely be out there at the screening at Baptist Medical Center to give encouragement and to answer any questions that anyone may have about this disease."
To learn more about the free screening at Baptist Medical Center, call (904) 202-7422 or log on to www.e-baptisthealth.com for more information.