Smith educated the attendees of the event about the statistics of prostate cancer and the importances of receiving early screenings.
“We are honored to partner with the Hall of Fame and Aultman to help bring awareness of prostate cancer to men and their loved ones in Canton and the surrounding communities.
Gold Jacket Mike Haynes, through this screening, detected the disease in its early stage.
Today, he serves as a national spokesperson for prostate cancer awareness.
There was a special live painting performance by renowned artist Jared Emerson, who created a painting of the Hall of Fame’s gold jacket and building in less than 20 minutes.
Tim Smith, Executive Director for Prost Aware and a prostate cancer survivor himself, was thrilled to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Aultman Hospital.
"Before he died, my brother told me that whatever I wanted to do, to always do my best," Mike recalled. I had been something of a clown in the classroom but I began to realize I needed some direction." Realizing that life is preciously short, young Mike followed his brother's advice and began to take a more serious approach to his schoolwork, football, and his Bible studies.
Although all were important, the Bible was Mike's source of strength and conviction.Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and early detection and proper treatment will save lives.” David Baker, who presented Mike Singletary with his Kay Jeweler’s Ring of Excellence, said, “We were pleased to host the Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner at the Hall.The Hall has been an active partner with Aultman Medical Center in prostate cancer screening for our Gold Jackets during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls for the last three years.His father felt it was against the tenets of his faith.Finally, when Mike was 12 years old, his parents had a change of heart and the youngest Singletary joined his junior high school team at the only position he ever wanted to play-linebacker.Bostic was a center for the Washington Redskins from 1980 through 1993 after signing with the team as a free agent.