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Football stars to talk prostate cancer

August 23, 2006 - By Libby Keeling, Courier & Press staff writer

NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks Len Dawson and Bart Starr will tackle the topic of prostate cancer Thursday at the Evansville Marriott.

Dawson (Kansas City Chiefs) - a prostate cancer survivor and spokesman for the American Cancer Society - and Starr (Green Bay Packers) will share career highlights and memories of their 1967 Super Bowl matchup.

Dawson, who learned he had prostate cancer at a free community screening, also will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of his disease. Both will discuss the importance of yearly screenings and early detection.

The event will include time for questions from the audience, take-home materials and a silent auction featuring two tickets to the 2007 Super Bowl in Miami, seats at Cincinnati Bengals' games and a variety of autographed memorabilia.

Tickets for Men's Night Out: Tackling Prostate Cancer with Len Dawson and Bart Starr - $5 each - include a chance to win autographed footballs. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for a VIP reception with Dawson and Starr - $100 each - include refreshments and one autograph from each football legend. Receive an additional autograph from each for $50. The reception will start at 5 p.m.

The Evansville Cancer Center and Tri-State urologists are presenting the fifth annual prostate cancer awareness program.

Proceeds will benefit Cancer Care Options, a nonprofit organization assisting Tri-State patients who cannot afford their cancer medications.

Tickets for the program and the reception are available at the Evansville Cancer Center, 700 N. Burkhardt Road, or by calling 473-8797.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. program are available at the American Cancer Society, 1510 W. Franklin St. While supplies last, tickets for both the program and reception will be available at the door. Tickets are not required to bid on silent auction items displayed in the Marriott's atrium.

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