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16th International Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Set For Friday, February 2nd, 2024

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16th International Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Set For Friday, February 2nd, 2024

The 16th International Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd, 2024 during the month of Black History Month and is the 12th time Niagara Falls ILLumination Board of Directors has lit the falls blue in honor of the BrownByrd Foundation’s work around the globe.  The Niagara Falls ILLumination will be lit in blue from 10:00 pm to 10:15pm.

Every year that Niagara Falls presents this ILLumination it is a reminder for men around the globe to schedule a PSA or DRE examination with their urologist.

Kevin Byrd is the President/Founder of the BrownByrd Foundation, and the most awarded Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Worldwide. He has served with distinction as the Chairman of Health for prominent organizations such as a local chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce New York State’s largest African American Chamber.

Kevin Byrd is the 1st living African American Male to be honored with a statue unveiling his life work for his efforts as a Global Advocate bringing awareness about Prostate Cancer around the world and fighting to make a significant difference around the world.  His efforts have led a large number of individuals to participate in early testing and detection.

In total, he has been honored by over 100 Mayors and government officials across the country and has received over 100 proclamation awards. In his hometown of Utica, October 1, is designated as Kevin Byrd Day in honor of his tireless work.

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The Common Council in the City of Utica, New York designated an honorary street “Brown Byrd Lane”
sign was placed on both ends of the street below the Pond Lane Signs – Legislation sponsored by Councilmembers Meola, Giruzzi, Vescera, Testa, Marino, McKinsey, Colosimo -Testa and Zecca Bucciero, 2012 for Black History Month Kevin Byrd’s work entered into Congressional Record by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Bklyn, N.Y.

Kevin Byrd is nationally known for his portrayal as Lt. John R. Fox in the 2006 History/HBO movie "Honor Deferred" produced by Al Roker; starring Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac. Lt. John R. Fox a WWII hero who killed 100 German Soldiers in the War died in action, and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor five decades after his heroic acts by President Clinton. The documentary picked up an Emmy/NAMIC Vision Award Nomination and garnered great reviews.

The likeness of Lt. John R. Fox was transformed into a G.I. Joe Action Figure by Hasbro the summer of 2008.  In addition, a special exhibit entitled History Maker: A salute to Contemporary African Americans was displayed at the Oneida County History Center, and soon thereafter his memorabilia were archived at the Oneida County History Center.

Mr. Byrd’s work is unparalleled and inspires men around the globe to take the necessary step to participate in Prostate Cancer awareness activities and visit their urologist their PSA or DRE Examination on an annual basis.

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