Joe Gibbs, Lee Greenwood headline ProstAware's 2015 Blue Ties luncheon to create awareness for prostate cancer

Aug 26, 2015, 11:17 ET from ProstAware

ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach and NASCAR championship-winning team owner Joe Gibbs will deliver the keynote address and country music artist Lee Greenwood will make a special appearance, singing his hit, "God Bless the USA," at ProstAware's seventh annual Blue Ties luncheon on Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

ProstAware is a nonprofit devoted to raising awareness in metro Atlanta about prostate cancer through the use of music, technology and sports. Last year, the Blue Ties luncheon raised $40,000, all of which went to ProstAware's year-round educational programming.

Dr. Scott Miller, the founder of ProstAware and a urologic laparoscopist with Georgia Urology, has been a crusader against prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2015, more than 220,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States, ACS estimates.

"ProstAware is the leading source of raising prostate cancer awareness and providing prostate health education in the Greater Atlanta area, a role we take very seriously," Dr. Miller said. "We hope that high-profile individuals like Joe Gibbs and Lee Greenwood can help draw attention to this major health issue."

The featured speakers will be Gibbs, Greenwood and 11 Alive's Jerry Carnes, who returns to emcee. Gibbs' Washington Redskins won Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI and Joe Gibbs Racing has won three NASCAR Cup Series titles. Gibbs will give a "Game Plan for Life" during the event in which he will discuss how men can be relevant and successful. Greenwood has had seven No. 1 songs on the country charts.

ProstAware's Blue Ties luncheon is sponsored by Georgia Urology, Intuitive Surgical, Lenz, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, LapaRobotic Surgery, Myriad, three squared, Atlanta magazine, 11 Alive, WSB News Radio and Men's Book Atlanta magazine.

To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/1TV0yjZ or call (770) 643-1807.

ProstAware is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating men in metro Atlanta about prostate health through music, technology, and sports. 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.

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