More than 250 people enjoyed a keynote address by Toyota’s Chief Engineer of Product Development and the amusing stylings of 11Alive reporter and emcee Jerry Carnes at the fifth annual ProstAware Blue Ties event Sept. 27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. More than $25,000 was raised to support ProstAware’s mission of prostate cancer education.
Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware and a urologic laparoscopist with
Georgia Urology, also got in on the entertainment. He didn’t light anything on
fire like he did at last year’s event, but he used several bags and balled-up
pieces of paper (some of which were tossed dangerously close to attendees’
steak and shrimp) to illustrate the prevalence and disparity of prostate cancer
is established as the leading source of information concerning prostate cancer
awareness in the Greater Atlanta area, a role we take very seriously,” said Dr.
Miller. “But we also have fun doing what we do, as illustrated by my antics during
Blue Ties and using music and technology to get through to men about prostate
cancer. At the end of the day, we just want men and their families to be
educated about the disease and make the best decisions for them.”
year’s keynote address focused on technology. Randy Stephens, Chief Engineer of
Product Development at the Toyota Research & Development Center in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, delivered a futuristic address that would make Knight Rider
proud – “Next Generation Transportation – Driverless Cars and More.” It focused
on Toyota’s commitment to pushing the envelope and creating cars that actively
assist, and in some cases take over for, drivers in certain situations,
including parking, braking, and more.
for the first time this year was the new ProstAware van — a fully loaded 2013
Toyota Sienna covered with a custom-designed ProstAware wrap. The van will make
appearances around Atlanta between now and December, and will be given away to
a lucky listener through a partnership with 97.1 FM The River. To learn more
and find out how you can win the van, tune into 97.1 this December.
ahead to ProstAware’s sixth year of educating men, Dr. Miller will continue to
push PSA testing for men over 40 — still the most widely accepted position on
prostate cancer screening. In addition to the van giveaway and media
partnerships, ProstAware will also hold a music recording contest, in which
people will have the opportunity to professionally record “Tell It Like It Is,”
a song about what a patient might experience shortly after learning about their
prostate cancer diagnosis that Dr. Miller wrote and recorded.
ProstAware (Prostate cancer awareness through music and technology) is a
non-partisan non-profit dedicated to educating men in Metro Atlanta about
prostate health and how everyone can participate in the battle against prostate
cancer. ProstAware encourages men in Metro Atlanta to monitor their prostate
health, provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness, and
promotes education and awareness through its annual Blue Ties event, local
speaking engagements, and other Atlanta area health programs. Visit www.ProstAware.org for more information.