(Woodruff) -- Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC), Marshfield Clinic, and National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud are teaming up to encourage men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®,” the second-leading cause of cancer death for American men.

The FREE Know Your Stats event will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Thirsty Whale, located at 428 Park Street in Minocqua. Jan Stenerud will be available for autographs and photographs at the conclusion of the event. Appetizers will be provided.

Stenerud will be the featured speaker as fans in attendance will hear stories from his Hall of Fame career. Stenerud played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967-1979, the Green Bay Packers from 1980-1983, and the Minnesota Vikings from 1984-1985. He won Super Bowl IV as a member of the Chiefs when they defeated the Vikings 23-7. Stenerud was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1991.

Marshfield Clinic Urological Surgeon Matt Thomas, MD will be available to discuss the importance of prostate health, the impact of prostate cancer on American men and the range of available treatment options, including the benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System®.

Know Your Stats is a national prostate cancer awareness campaign from the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the NFL. Now in its fourth year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about the importance of prostate health. Intuitive Surgical® proudly supports this community education program.

One in every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and African American men are more likely to die from the disease. An estimated 4,670 men in Wisconsin were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010.

To register for the FREE Know Your Stats event, please contact Matt Thompson, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Ministry Health Care – Northern Region at 715.356.8368, or by e-mail at

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