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2003 In Review

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July 12, 2003 pictures



Phillly Advisory Team

Thanks to all for a successful

50 Hoops 2003 Tournament and 

Health Fair.  50 Hoops had a 70%

increase over last year's screening.

Nearly 100 men were screened for

prostate  cancer and two dozen women

for breast cancer.  Thanks to all

for a successful prayer breakfast

held June 4!! All in attendance were

motivated to bring light to health

awareness and education.


Special Thanks to:

  • Wallace Young, Chairman
  • Linda Hammell
  • Karen Carter
  • Connie Sumner
  • Richard Lee Snow
  • LaTanya Robinson
  • Lauren Jankowski


St. Louis

August 2&3, 2003 pictures



Link to the Missouri Black Expo


America Center at Missouri Black Expo

Sponsored by Siteman Cancer Center

St. Louis Advisory Team
  • Brian Springer, Director, Siteman Cancer Center (conducted screenings and will give follow-up care)
  • Dr. Hugh Stallworth : St. Louis Department of Health
  • Mr. Rodney Wead: Grace Hill Community Development
  • Ms. Dorothy Matthews: Grace Hill           Community Development
  • Chief Sherman George: St. Louis Fire Department
  • Mr. Derek Ward: American Cancer Society
  • Mr. Mel Sanders, Kappa Alpha Psi - St. Louis
  • Mr. Adolphus Pruitt: Regional Pan Hellenic Council, Kappas
  • Mr. Lee Coleman: East St. Louis Media
  • Mayor Frankie Seaberry (Centerville) E. St. Louis Participation

50 Hoops Sponsors for 2003

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center - Philadelphia
  • Siteman Cancer Center - St. Louis
  • Endocare
  • Abbott Labs
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • TOSOH BIO Sciences
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • OSI Pharmaceuticals
  • UPenn Cancer Center
  • Bayer Pharmaceutical


September 6, 2003 pictures


50 Hoops was held at the Lancaster Parks & Recreation Center on September 6, 2003.  Prostate Cancer Education Council (PCEC) assisted with educational information. The Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital and Parkland Hospital contributed speakers for the event and Methodist Hospital provided free prostate cancer screening.

VIP Thanks & Acknowledgements

  • Mayor Joe Tillotson - City of Lancaster
  • Opal Robertson - City of Lancaster Community Relations
  • Jackie Dixon - VA Hospital
  • Rev. Clyde Harrington - Lancaster City Council
  • Deborah Parish & Margo Toussaint - American Cancer Society
  • Senator Bob Deuell (State of Texas)
  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

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2003 Slam Dunk Prize Product Sponsors

  • NBA (National Basketball Association)

  • Butterball

  • Greyhound

  • Popeyes

  • Nestle

  • Wyeth

  • B&G Foods

  • Church's Chicken

  • Harlem Globetrotters

  • 50 Hoops

  • Dominoes Pizza

  • Dallas Mavericks

  • Just for Feet

  • Gateway Grizzlies

  • Homewood Suites



50 Hoops' first franchise coordinated by Wallace Young, Director Materials Management, Fox Chase Cancer Center was a smashing success.  Fox Chase offered prostate cancer information and added breast cancer screening this year in Philadelphia. "We had an increase of prostate cancer screening of 70% over last year in 1 day instead of 2 (half the time)" said Mr. Young.

Special thanks to Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc for volunteering to help with the PSA screening. They are an International organization of professional black nurses. The National President is Dr. Carolyn Mosley, and the newly elected 1st Vice President is, Dr. Lillian Stokes...see web site Visit their website - www.chietaphi.com

St. Louis

Billboard and parking meter advertisement went up to advertise 50 Hoops. Major locations coverered were Union Station, Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Downtown YMCA, the BlueCross BlueShield building, the AT&T building and all parking meters from Market to Delmar street between 18th and 23rd.


50 Hoops received a proclamation from the city of Lancaster.  Mayor Tillotson who gave closing remarks.  "We are looking forward to 2004" said Mr. Tillotson.