Rich Reaches Out is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using our resources to Advocate, take Action and spread Awareness to serve the causes outlined and aligned through our mission.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in American men. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.
All men are at risk for prostate cancer, but African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men. African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer younger and more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.
The risk of death and complications from this disease are increased in minority communities due to healthy system disparities, so the efforts of Rich Reaches Out are dedicated to standing in the gap, supporting the most vulnerable and creating a world that protects and serves all people effectively and efficiently.
Rich Reaches Out prioritizes the health of minority people because through generations of oppression minorities have been conditioned to prioritize survival over their health, so we are focused on healing the mind, body, and soul, while deconstructing systems that do not support the well-being of all people and building systems that do.