One in nine American men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Among men of color, the numbers are much higher, and in Bristol County, Massachusetts the numbers are higher still.

On Thursday, February 20, the New Bedford Community Health Center is sponsoring a forum at the Whaling Museum to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the impact it is having on men in our region.

Health Center CEO Cheryl Bartlett will serve as moderator, and she visited Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss the forum and why it's important for all of us. The interview can be heard right here:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on 1420 WBSM. Interview segments can also be heard at, on the WBSM app, and on WBSM TV on YouTube.

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