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.
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!