CDH and CBS’ The SCORE Tackle Prostate Cancer During Radiothon
WINFIELD, Ill., September 23, 2010 -- According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 192,000 men were newly diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. Although statistics show that the mortality rate from prostate cancer is declining, it remains the second leading cause of death among men.
To bring additional awareness to this disease, Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and CBS radio 670 AM The Score are co-sponsoring a live radiothon over the greater Chicago airways.
On Thursday, September 30 beginning at 5 a.m., on air personalities from The Score will be broadcasting live from the new CDH Cancer Center in Warrenville (4405 Weaver Parkway). The event is open to the public.
The Score’s morning show, “Mully and Hanley,” will kick off the day with their usual morning repartee, and the duo will also take some time to talk to William Hartsell, M.D., medical director of The CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, about the use of proton therapy as treatment for prostate cancer. Throughout the day Score personalities will talk to sports celebrities about their experiences with prostate cancer and the day will conclude just before the evening White Sox game with “Boers & Bernstein” as they talk to urologist and tri-athlete Joe Nuzzarello, M.D., about other treatment options.
Donations collected on-air throughout the day will go to support prostate cancer patients and their families at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, Ill.
LivingWell, a member of the Cancer Health Alliance of Metropolitan Chicago, will support prostate cancer patients through education, counseling and special events. LivingWell is a community-based, not-for-profit center dedicated to providing people with cancer a chance to revitalize the mind, body and spirit; care for the individual needs of those living with cancer; transformation for the fear of the unknown into a sense of empowerment and provides the wealth of current information in a variety of forms. This organization currently provides support services at the CDH Cancer Center.
About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois.
For the last four consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. CDH has affiliated with other healthcare leaders, including regionally known Children’s Memorial Hospital for specialty pediatric care and, most recently, nationally known Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery.
The hospital is part of an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4234/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.