Bay Briefs

Monday March 19, 2001

Grant awarded to battle cancer 

OAKLAND – The Ethnic Health Institute program at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been awarded a $707,000 grant to help combat prostate cancer among blacks. 

The grant will be used to implement a program in Alameda County to improve and manage rates of prostate cancer in black men. 

The program will also provide educational outreach, early detection, screening, and follow-up care while raising awareness of the disease. 

The county health status report for 2000 said the prostate cancer death rate in black men is 2 1/2 times higher than for whites. 


Gospel CD may help AIDS cause 

SAN FRANCISCO – A new gospel CD is expected to raise awareness and money for AIDS advocacy in the black community. 

Proceeds from the “One Voice” CD will be distributed to AIDS agencies serving the black faith community beginning later this year. 

The “One Voice” CD features a collaboration of contemporary Gospel luminaries, including lead vocal contributions by Donald Lawrence, Edwin Hawkins, Bishop Walter Hawkins, BeBe Winans and others.