Sunday, October 12, 2008

Four levels of Government all honor the work of Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd for Prostate Cancer Advocacy



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New York, New York - Four levels of government which includes US President, New York State Governor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz all honored the work of Kevin Byrd Award Winning Actor/Prostate Cancer Awareness.

PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 12, 2008 – New York, New York - Four levels of government which includes US President, New York State Governor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz all honored the work of Kevin Byrd Award Winning Actor/Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocacy

President W.Bush says, I send Kevin Byrd best wishes and continued success with his fight for Prostate Cancer around our nation. Bush also states, “During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month we pray for those who lost the battle against Prostate Cancer. We thank all the many professionals and educators like Kevin Byrd, and all other foundations who aid in these victories. By continuing our fight against this disease we will make our nation healthier and a more hopeful place”.

Governor Paterson says “In the humanitarian spirit of generosity and determination to reduce the incidence of Prostate Cancer among others; Actor Kevin Byrd has certainly taken significant steps to spread a message of hope and healing to men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. You are to be commended for your leadership and tireless efforts to protect and improve the health of men of all ages and walks of life”.

Mayor Bloomberg says “On behalf of our city I'm pleased to recognize Kevin Byrd the chief executive officer of BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation to contributing so much to the health and well being of our great city. Please accept my best wishes for continued success”.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz says, “All of Brooklyn would like to salute and honor Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd for his ongoing commitment to promoting community health and to fight against Prostate Cancer since the death of his beloved grandfather who died of prostate cancer in 2003.”

About: Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd an award winning entertainer who’s celebrating his 18th year anniversary in entertainment, and has always had the passion for the performing arts and since the time he was 3 years old; nothing has stood in the way of pursing his goal. Today Kevin Byrd at 27; stands at the threshold of Superstardom. With an abiding faith that God leads him; Kevin has danced, song, acted, modeled, produced, and directed his way into mainstream theatre, television, modeling, and motion pictures.

Kevin Byrd’s extensive talent and intellectual pursuits have led to accomplish remarkable achievements for a little boy from Utica, New York since 1991 when he joined the Rhythm Lights ( a theatrical performing company) discovered by legendary director Doris Yagey. Kevin Byrd performed in such musical productions in the early to late 90’s “Westside story”, “Oliver”, “Chorus Line”, “Goodbye Girl”, and “Wizard of Was”

Kevin Byrd attended Long Island University in 1998 (New York City) and attracted the attention of a singing group “ IMPACQ. Kevin’s group won 2 times at the Apollo, won several talent shows, song at the NAACP award ceremony, Million Youth March, and for the RCA recording group” IMAGINE ”, in 2002 Kevin starred in an independent film called , “City Games ” which premiered in Japan; in 2003. Byrd starred as leading actor in an educational film called, Kevin’s Addiction and Nicole’s choice , which won the Cinema Golden Eagle and Freddie Award . In 2004 Kevin Byrd wrote, produced, and starred as leading actor in his hit Award Winning independent film, “ The Last Dayz” an awareness film helping to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer and has reached a media circulation of over 10 million people, and has garnered Kevin Byrd to international media status in over 17 countries.

Kevin Byrd in April 2005 appeared as the cover Model for the hit Barnes & Nobles best seller list book “Things in Between” by Nathanial Portis ; Byrd stars as Cameron Johnson a young teenager who tries to find happiness, thus working through the effects of poverty and struggles in his life. Kevin Byrd has appeared as a special guest on the Joe Kelly talk show (Utica, New York) in a TV special called, “ A Night with Kevin Byrd ” in a one to one intimate look over Kevin’s career and how he speaks out about his road to stardom.

Kevin Byrd starred as the legendary Lt. John R. Fox, a legendary WW II African American hero who received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from President Clinton in a 1997 a TV Documentary called, “Honor Deferred ” a History Channel documentary produced by Al Roker and hosted by Sammuel L. Jackson & Bernie Mac . Kevin Byrd theatrical talents have taken him to the stage in a One Man Show (at the Famous Off Broadway Theatre ”The Players Theatre” which drew a sold out audience and received rave reviews in New York City) “RELEASE” a one man show (written and produced by Kevin Byrd and poet Jason Hendricks) about a young man and his portrayal of a plethora of personalities from all walks of life.

In February 2008 Kevin Byrd kicked off his first “RELEASE” One Man Show tour. In April 2008 Kevin Byrd (CEO/Chairman) established his own not for profit 501 (c) (3) company called “BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation”; helping to continue to promote the awareness of his Prostate Cancer Campaign. In July 2008 Kevin Byrd stars in the new hit Bollywood movie called “When Kiran Meets Karen” directed by award winning director Manan Kathora.

For more information on Kevin Byrd's Acting Career and Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocacy you may log on to www.kevbyrd.com or to request a interview with Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd you may contact PA Public Relations Company at 718.380.2062.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Caribbean Life Newspapers October 8, 2008 edition feature Actor Kevin Byrd article "Gov. Paterson Honors Actor Kevin Byrd


Caribbean Life Newspapers Brooklyn/Staten Island Edition Dated October 8, 2008 edition feature Actor Kevin Byrd article New York "Gov. David A. Paterson Honors Actor Kevin Byrd

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For more information on Kevin Byrd or to request an interview with award winning actor Kevin Byrd you may log on to www.kevbyrd.com

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Governor David A. Paterson Awards Proclamation to Actor Kevin Byrd


New York, New York - September 2008 - Governor David A. Paterson Awards Proclamation to Actor Kevin Byrd. The Governor stated Kevin Byrd’s acts were in the humanitarian spirit of generosity and determination to reduce the incidence of Prostate Cancer among others.


PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 01, 2008 – Governor David A. Paterson Awards Proclamation to Actor Kevin Byrd in Honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September 2008

On behalf of the entire State of New York Governor David A. Paterson honored Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd commitment to fighting Prostate Cancer through education and outreach. Governor Paterson cited in the Proclamation Actor Kevin Byrd’s commitment to the purpose inspired his own’s grandfather’s battle which is indeed heartwarming and noble. The Governor stated “Actor Kevin Byrd’s acts were in the humanitarian spirit of generosity and determination to reduce the incidence of Prostate Cancer among others, you have certainly taken significant steps to spread a message of hope and healing to men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer."

The Governor acknowledged the strong focus and innovative strategies to combat this form of cancer – one of the most commonly diagnosed and a leading cause of death among men.

Actor Kevin Byrd’s acts have demonstrated outstanding support through his valuable work. He is to be commended for his leadership and tireless efforts to improve the health of men of all ages, and walks of life.

In observance of “Prostate Cancer of Awareness Month” the Governor and the entire State of New York would like to offer their appreciation for his efforts which exemplify civic-mindedness and good citizenship.

About: Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd at 27 stands at the threshold of Superstardom; he’s received, local, national and International media attention and has been featured in over 60 media headlines in 30 different publications throughout the country (Epoch International Times, King Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Rolling Out, Caribbean Life, 24/Seven, Hush Magazine, Midyork Weekly, New York Beacon, Hempstead Times, Blackstarnews.com Urban Buzz Magazine, Life&Times Newspaper,Healthy Living Publication, Parle Magazine, Observer Dispatch etc…) and has reached a media circulation of over one million people.

Kevin Byrd has been honored from the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Utica New York’s Mayor Timothy Jullian; his Home town of Utica, New York honored him by designating a Kevin Byrd Day. Each year on October 1st the city observes 30 seconds of silence in honor of victims of Prostate Cancer. Byrd is the 1st and youngest African American Male to receive a Proclamation Award in Honor for all his work with Prostate Cancer. Kevin Byrd has been actively involved in the promoting of Early Prostate Cancer Screening, Testing, and Education for the past 5 years since the death of his beloved Grandfather who died of Prostate Cancer in 2003. Kevin Byrd in support of his global fight with Prostate Cancer has launched an online store donating a 10% of proceeds to American Cancer Society.


To support the KEVIN BYRD’S store with over 115 products for purchase at HTTP/WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD.COM Tee-shirts, coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s! Visit Kevin Byrd’s official web site at www.kevbyrd.com for updates on his upcoming performances.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd honored at 2008 Unlock Your Dreams Conference


Actor: Kevin Byrd was honored for his Award Winning Acting and Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocacy.

About: Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd an award winning entertainer who’s celebrating his 18th year anniversary in entertainment has always had the passion for the performing arts and since the time he was 3years old; nothing has stood in the ways of pursing his goal. Today Kevin Byrd at 27; stands at the threshold of Superstardom. With an abiding faith that God led him, Kevin danced, sang, acted, modeled, produced, and directed his way into mainstream theatre, television, modeling, and motion pictures.

Kevin Byrd’s extensive talent and intellectual pursuits have led to accomplish remarkable achievements for a little boy from Utica, New York since 1991 when he joined the Rhythm Lights ( a theatrical performing company) discovered by legendary director Doris Yagey. Kevin Byrd performed in such musical productions in the early to late 90’s “Westside story”, “Oliver”, “Chorus Line”, “Goodbye Girl”, and “Wizard of Was”

Kevin Byrd attended Long Island University in 1998(New York City) and attracted the attention of a singing group “ IMPACQ ” Kevin’s group won 2 times at the Apollo, won several talent shows, sang at the NAACP award ceremony, Million Youth March, and for the RCA recording group” IMAGINE ”, in 2002 Kevin starred in an independent film called , “City Games ” which premiered in Japan; in 2003 Byrd starred as leading actor in an educational film called, Kevin’s Addiction and Nicole’s choice , which won the Cinema Golden Eagle and Freddie Award . In 2004 Kevin Byrd wrote, produced, and starred as leading actor in his hit Award Winning independent film, “ The Last Dayz” an awareness film helping to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer and has reached a media circulation of over 10 million people, and has garnered Kevin Byrd to international media status in over 17 countries.


Kevin Byrd in April 2005 appeared as the cover Model for the hit Barnes& Nobles best seller list book “Things in Between” by Nathanial Portis ; Byrd stars as Cameron Johnson a young teenager who tries to find happiness, thus working through the effects of poverty and struggles in his life. Kevin Byrd on
October 29, 2006 will be a special guest on the Joe Kelly talk show (Utica, New York) in a TV special called, “ A Night with Kevin Byrd ” in a one to one intimate look over Kevin’s career and how he speaks out about his road to stardom.

Kevin Byrd on February 11 th,2006 stars as the legendary Lt. John R. Fox, a legendary WW II African American hero who received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from President Clinton in 1997 a TV Documentary called, “Honor Deferred ” a History Channel documentary produced by Al Roker and hosted by Sammuel L. Jackson & Bernie Mac . On July 11th, 2007 Kevin Byrd takes to the stage in a One Man Show (at the Famous Off Broadway Theatre”The Players Theatre” which drew a sold out audience and received rave reviews in New York City) “RELEASE” a one man show (written and produced by Kevin Byrd and poet Jason Hendricks) about a young man and his portrayal of a plethora of personalities from all walks of life.


In February 2008 Kevin Byrd kicks off his first “RELEASE” One Man Show tour. In April 2008 Kevin Byrd (CEO/Chairman) establishes of own not for profit 501(c)(3) company called “BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation”; helping to continue to promote the awareness of his Prostate Cancer Campaign. In July 2008 Kevin Byrd stars in the new hit Bollywood movie called “When Kiran Meets Karen” directed by award winning director Manan Kathora.

Media Accomplishments:

Kevin Byrd has received critical acclaim and national and International media attention in various publications such as Epoch International Times(The largest independent international newspaper reaching over 28 different countries and over 17 different languages) Parle Magazine, Iflow Magazine, AMAG Magazine, King Magazine, Urban Buzz Magazine, New York Liberty Star, Black Star news.com, New York Beacon Newspaper, Caribbean Life, 24/7, interviewed by Daily Newspaper, Vibe.com, Hush Magazine, Talent World Asia, Healthy Living Newspaper, Life&Times of Utica Newspaper, Utica Phoenix Magazine, Midyork Weekly, Observer Dispatch Newspaper, Caribbean Roundtable talk show, Education Corner talk show, Ebony TV talk show, and WKTV News talk, Icon Gerald Deas MD, Talk Show and several radio shows throughout the U.S.

On March 17th, 2007 - “Honor Deferred” received the NAMIC VISION AWARD Nomination for Best T.V. Documentary for the History Channel; Kevin Byrd starred as Congressional Medal of Honor “Lt.John R.Fox”

On February 20th, 2008 - A CITATION AWARD(Award of Merit) was given to Kevin Byrd from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on behalf of over 2 million Brooklyn residents of all his Accomplishments and Life Time Achievements over 15 years in Show Business, and his work with Promoting the Awareness of Prostate Cancer since 2003.

On October 1st 2004 - Kevin Byrd received a PROCLAMATION AWARD from Mayor Timothy J. Jullian declaring October 1st as Kevin Byrd Day making Kevin Byrd the youngest and 1st African American to earn this AWARD in Entertainment from the city of Utica, New York.

To get more information and to join Kevin Byrd’s Fan Club log on to www.kevbyrd.com and to support The KEVIN BYRD’S store with over 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s!

For more information and updates on the 2009 Unlock Your Dream Conference log on to www.unlockyourdream.info or to be placed on the email list for the 2009 Unlock Your Dream Conference email unlockyourdream@aol.com

Monday, May 12, 2008

National News - Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd's Global Initiative to fight Prostate Cancer Opens online store


National News - Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd's Global Initiative to fight Prostate Cancer Opens online store donating a portion of proceeds to American Cancer Society


Actor Kevin Byrd has been actively involved in the promoting of Early Prostate Cancer Screening, Testing, and Education. To support The KEVIN BYRD’S store with over 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s!
About Prostate Cancer:

Prostate cancer forms in the tissues of the prostate. Except for skin cancer, cancer of the prostate is the most common malignancy in American men. It is estimated that 218,890 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007

In most men with prostate cancer, the disease grows very slowly. The majority of men with low-grade, early prostate cancer (which means that cancer cells have been found only in the prostate gland) live a long time after their diagnosis. Even without treatment, many of these men will not die of the prostate cancer, but rather will live with it until they eventually die of some other, unrelated cause. Nevertheless, it is estimated that nearly 27,000 men will die from prostate cancer in 2007

An important risk factor is age; more than 70 percent of men diagnosed with this disease are over the age of 65. African American men have a substantially higher risk of prostate cancer than white men, including Hispanic men. Dramatic differences in the incidence of prostate cancer are also seen in different populations around the world.

There is some evidence that dietary factors are involved, such as vitamin E and selenium, which may have a protective effect. Genetic factors also appear to play a role, particularly for families in which the diagnosis is made in men under age 60. The risk of prostate cancer rises with the number of close relatives who have the disease.

About Kevin Byrd:

Kevin Byrd an award winning entertainer who’s celebrating his 18th year anniversary in entertainment has always had the passion for the performing arts and since the time he was 3years old; nothing has stood in the ways of pursing his goal. Today Kevin Byrd at 27; stands at the threshold of Superstardom. With an abiding faith that God led him, Kevin danced, sang, acted, modeled, produced, and directed his way into mainstream theatre, television, modeling, and motion pictures.

Kevin Byrd’s extensive talent and intellectual pursuits have led to accomplish remarkable achievements for a little boy from Utica, New York since 1991 when he joined the Rhythm Lights ( a theatrical performing company) discovered by legendary director Doris Yagey. Kevin Byrd performed in such musical productions in the early to late 90’s “Westside story”, “Oliver”, “Chorus Line”, “Goodbye Girl”, and “Wizard of Was”

Kevin Byrd attended Long Island University in 1998(New York City) and attracted the attention of a singing group “ IMPACQ ” Kevin’s group won 2times at the Apollo, won several talent shows, sang at the NAACP award ceremony, Million Youth March, and for the RCA recording group” IMAGINE ”, in 2002 Kevin starred in an independent film called , “City Games ” which premiered in Japan; in 2003 Byrd starred as leading actor in an educational film called, Kevin’s Addiction and Nicole’s choice , which won the Cinema Golden Eagle and Freddie Award . In 2004 Kevin Byrd wrote, produced, and starred as leading actor in his hit Award Winning independent film, “ The Last Dayz” an awareness film helping to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer and has reached a media circulation of over 10million people, and has garned Kevin Byrd to international media status in over 17 countries.

Kevin Byrd in April 2005 appeared as the cover Model for the hit Barnes& Nobles best seller list book “Things in Between” by Nathanial Portis ; Byrd stars as Cameron Johnson a young teenager who tries to find happiness, thus working through the effects of poverty and struggles in his life. Kevin Byrd on October 29 th,2006 will be a special guest on the Joe Kelly talk show (Utica, New York) in a TV special called, “ A Night with Kevin Byrd ” in a one to one intimate look over Kevin’s career and how he speaks out about his road to stardom.

Kevin Byrd on February 11 th,2006 stars as the legendary Lt. John R. Fox, a legendary WW II African American hero who received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from President Clinton in 1997 a TV Documentary called, “Honor Deferred ” a History Channel documentary produced by Al Roker and hosted by Sammuel L. Jackson & Bernie Mac . On July 11th, 2007 Kevin Byrd takes to the stage in a One Man Show (at the Famous Off Broadway Theatre”The Players Theatre” which drew a sold out audience and received rave reviews in New York City) “RELEASE” a one man show (written and produced by Kevin Byrd and poet Jason Hendricks) about a young man and his portrayal of a plethora of personalities from all walks of life.


In February 2008 Kevin Byrd kicks off his first “RELEASE” One Man Show tour. In April 2008 Kevin Byrd (CEO/Chairman) establishes of own not for profit 501(c)(3) company called “BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation”; helping to continue to promote the awareness of his Prostate Cancer Campaign. In July 2008 Kevin Byrd stars in the new hit Bollywood movie called “When Kiran Meets Karen” directed by award winning director Manan Kathora.

Media Accomplishments:

Kevin Byrd has received critical acclaim and national and International media attention in various publications such as Epoch International Times(The largest independent international newspaper reaching over 28 different countries and over 17 different languages) Parle Magazine, Iflow Magazine, AMAG Magazine, King Magazine, Urban Buzz Magazine, New York Liberty Star, Black Star news.com, New York Beacon Newspaper, Caribbean Life, 24/7, interviewed by Daily Newspaper, Vibe.com, Hush Magazine, Talent World Asia, Healthy Living Newspaper, Life&Times of Utica Newspaper, Utica Phoenix Magazine, Midyork Weekly, Observer Dispatch Newspaper, Caribbean Roundtable talk show, Education Corner talk show, Ebony TV talk show, and WKTV News talk, Icon Gerald Deas MD, Talk Show and several radio shows throughout the U.S.

On March 17th, 2007 - “Honor Deferred” received the NAMIC VISION AWARD Nomination for Best T.V. Documentary for the History Channel; Kevin Byrd starred as Congressional Medal of Honor “Lt.John R.Fox”

On February 20th, 2008 - A CITATION AWARD(Award of Merit) was given to Kevin Byrd from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on behalf of over 2million Brooklyn residents of all his Accomplishments and Life Time Achievements over 15 years in Show Business, and his work with Promoting the Awareness of Prostate Cancer since 2003.

On October 1st 2004 - Kevin Byrd received a PROCLAMATION AWARD from Mayor Timothy J. Jullian declaring October 1st as Kevin Byrd Day making Kevin Byrd the youngest and 1st African American to earn this AWARD in Entertainment from the city of Utica, New York.

To get more information and to join Kevin Byrd’s Fan Club log on to www.kevbyrd.com and to support The KEVIN BYRD’S store with over 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s!