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Monday May 27th, 2019 10:12AM

Hawks fighting prostate cancer during Black History Month

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are making donations with every assist in February to fight prostate cancer as part of the team's recognition of Black History Month.

For each Hawks assist this month, the team is donating $250 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The drive is led by Grant Hill, the vice chair of the Hawks, and his father, former NFL running back Calvin Hill.

In announcing the effort on Thursday, the team said statistics show African-American men are 76 percent more likely to be diagnosed with the disease and more than twice as likely to die from the disease.

The Hawks say their goal is to bring awareness to the most common non-skin cancer in America.

The month-long effort will be most visible in Atlanta's home game against the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 23.

Grant Hill says the drive "is a great opportunity to educate in a way that could potentially save lives."

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For more information: www.Hawks.com/PCF

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