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New ribbon unveiled to raise awareness about prostate cancer

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Representatives with the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation are working hard to raise awareness and now they have a new ribbon.

Members of the foundation spent Thursday at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s annual Men’s Health Fair.

At the fair they provided information to men about getting their prostate screenings as part of their blood draw.

They debuted a new ribbon at the event. It's pink and blue.

Executive Director for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Bev Eckert said they want to get support of women.

“Bring attention to the fact that women are important in the fight against breast cancer and also to bring attention to the fact that there are very close similarities in terms of incidents and mortality between breast cancer and prostate cancer,” Eckert said.

Eckert said getting screened is vital because there are no symptoms in the early stage of the disease.

405 people attended the health fair Thursday

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