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Man Up Mahoning Valley kicks off Movember campaign

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -

Movember 2016 is just days away.  Man Up Mahoning Valley kicked off its official awareness campaign Monday morning, encouraging men to grow a 'stache and start a conversation, save a life.

"We've been able to serve thousands of men through our efforts here at Man Up and really not only have a conversation around it, but really give them the screening that they need," said Jonathon Fauvie with Mercy Foundation.
 
Routine screenings the are best way to catch the disease, but an unusually high percentage of men in the Mahoning Valley don't get them.  One hundred percent of the money raised through Man Up Mahoning Valley goes directly toward free screenings, which consist of a rectal exam and a blood draw.  

"The Valley has always been great, very gracious to us at Mercy Health.  They really respond.  They understand the need and they are willing to kind of put up the resources necessary to make sure that those neighbors who are most vulnerable have the access," said Fauvie.

When diagnosed early, prostate cancer can be cured.

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