Niagara Gazette

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February 1, 2013

Falls to be lit in blue on Saturday night


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The rabbi, who has traveled with Byrd to locations such as Atlanta and Sarasota to raise awareness about the disease, said he was impressed by the young man's contribution to the cause.

"He's a pretty unusual guy. For a fellow that young to take a clear-eyed view of a national problem for men, particularly African American men, is really to his credit," Weinsberg said.  

During the special blue lighting at the falls on Saturday night, Byrd and Brown will be handing out blue ribbons and information about prostate cancer. They had hoped to do more, such as provide free screenings on Saturday, but Brown said they were only just recently notified that the falls would be lit blue on Saturday, in honor of the organization's fifth annual observance.

"We will also have a moment of silence for seven seconds because every seven seconds a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer worldwide," Brown said. 

The falls will be colored blue from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45  p.m.; 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 

For more information about the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation, email: or write to the foundation at 110 Wall St., 11th floor, New York, NY 10005, or call 212-709-8335.



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