Attention men: Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Fort Wayne TinCaps are teaming up to give you a great opportunity: a FREE PSA screening at Parkview Field on August 6 and 7.
Other screenings include: blood pressure check, glucose check, height, weight, bone density, body fat composition and strength testing.
Date: Tuesday, August 6
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Who: Men over 40 who attend the TinCaps game
Date: Wednesday, August 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Who: Men over 40 who visit Parkview Field (Enter through the gate by the parking garage)
All testing is held in the Lincoln Conference Center at Parkview Field.
The PSA screening measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. Elevated levels can indicate prostate cancer or other serious health issues. The test requires only a quick blood draw, which will be administered by a Parkview Health Laboratories phlebotomist. Confidential results will be sent to you.
Time slots are limited; while walk-ins may be accepted, reservations are highly recommended. Reserve your time slot by calling (260) 266-9180 by August 5.
Have questions about this and other men’s health issues? Check out our Naked Truth About Cancer Campaign and website.
If you are attending the TinCaps game on August 6, come and visit our volunteers at the jersey auction. The TinCaps have named us the beneficiary of this special auction and we are thrilled. Hope to see you there!
We are honored to have been a part of the TinCaps Season Opener on April 7 as one of the featured charities. Our volunteers had a great time interacting with fans and selling our “count moments” bracelets. Perhaps the highlight of the night was a chance for one of our clients, Nathan Coffey, to throw out one of the first pitches. Despite the gloomy weather, the night was a huge success, both for the TinCaps and Cancer Services.
Cancer Services client Nathan Coffey throws out the first pitch
Pam Saylor, Bryttani Bair and Teresa Bair help sell bracelets and promote Lapper.
Brandon Borders and Brenda Bair brave the cold to help us promote our mission.
On Friday, August 13, several members of the Us TOO support group joined Parkview at Parkview Field for free PSA screenings. The Us TOO groups volunteered to help with registration and in turn were able to promote our Prostate Cancer Awareness intiatives.
This is the afternoon registration team. The tee shirts with blue ties are part of Cancer Services’ annual prostate cancer awareness and educational events called “Tie1on 4Prostate Cancer.” Pictured, from left to right: Front row: Jim Stein, Bob Vodde, Laine Seidel and back row: Fred Barnes, Larry Kumfer, Mel Smith, Bill Seidel, Paul Blanks
Registrars at work: Bob Vodde and Laine Seidel
The “Outdoor Crew,” which is particularly meaningful as temperatures were in the low 90s and heat indexes above 100. The entrance to the stadium is several hundred yards from the testing site, and the route between the two was not intuitive. These men guided people from the stadium entrance to the test site, and also provided wheel chair service to those who needed it. From left to right, the volunteers are Dan Rhodes and Jon Colbert.
Jon Colbert helps a gentleman who came to take advantage of the free PSA.
For more information about Cancer Services Tie1On4 Prostate Cancer activities, visit cancer-services.org.