During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Health Community Outreach Offering Free Screenings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to remember that one out of every nine men in Arkansas will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives.

Throughout this month, Baptist Health community Outreach will hold free prostate cancer screening events in central Arkansas to help men ages 45 to 75 know the risks and beat the odds. Screening is a simple blood draw, and walk-ins are welcome.

  • Bryant Senior Activity Center, 6401 Boone Road #3 (Bishop Park), Bryant
    • Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Southwest Community Center 6401 Baseline Road, Little Rock
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  •  Dunbar Community Center 1001 W 16th Street, Little Rock
    • Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sherwood Senior Center 2301 Thornhill Drive, Sherwood
    • Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among U.S. men and is usually found in those older than 65. Each year, approximately 2,000 Arkansans will be told they have prostate cancer. While most prostate cancers grow very slowly, some spread quickly to other areas.

Before coming to any of the free prostate cancer screenings listed above, speak with your provider to learn more about the benefits and decide if screening is right for you.

For more information, contact Baptist Health Community Outreach at (501) 202-1540.

About Baptist Health

For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.