January 17, 2019
PHEN Kicks-Off 2019 “Daddy’s Boys”
Tour with Sold Out Shows in Atlanta
Enthusiastic Audience Calls for the Play to Return!
PHEN brought the acclaimed Broadway-style stage play “ Daddy’s Boys ” to Riverside EpiCenter, in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 12 th with AARP Georgia as the local host. During two free shows, roughly 1,000 highly energized attendees were out of their seats throughout the performances with applause. According to surveys collected following the shows, 100% of the audience would recommend “Daddy’s Boys” to their friends and family, and they would like to see the play return to Atlanta.
“Both shows were fully subscribed more than a week prior to the performances,” said Thomas A. Farrington, president and founder, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) . “We are excited to see the high interest that men and women have in engaging in the fight against the prostate cancer crisis within our communities and the traction that Daddy’s Boys is getting to promote action and raise education and awareness,” said Farrington, an 18-year prostate cancer survivor.

“Daddy’s Boys” uses a highly entertaining infotainment approach to tell the story about a widowed father and his sons, who are in a fractured relationship, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. The play is the latest health-oriented presentation by award winning playwright Garrett Davis, who uses humor and music-laden dramas to bring awareness to health issues that impact heavily on minorities where there may be some reluctance to discuss openly.
“The reality of prostate cancer is for folks to understand the importance of early detection and that was clearly stated in the play,” said AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton. “I hope we understand the importance for us as African Americans to go to the doctor and get a check-up.”
Thomas Farrington and
Debra Tyler-Horton
Georgia State Representative, Kim Schofield was in attendance and pledged her support to PHEN to continue its work to eliminate the prostate cancer disparity throughout Georgia.  Stanley Smith, president of Sons of Allen , for the AME 6 th Episcopal District of Georgia issued a proclamation to PHEN during the play, committing Sons of Allen’s continued support of PHEN’s efforts to promote prostate cancer awareness. Phenix City, Alabama Mayor Eddie Lowe made the trip to Atlanta to present a proclamation and to invite PHEN to bring Daddy’s Boys to his city.
PHEN is touring Daddy’s Boys nationally with the support of national sponsors including Amgen, Astellas, Bayer, Pfizer Oncology, Janssen Oncology, Genomic Health and Myriad. PHEN partners with local hosts including AARP, its network of church partners, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to bring the show to select cities. Daddy's Boys performances are being scheduled for: Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Jacksonville, FL, New Orleans, LA, Nashville, TN, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, Birmingham, AL, and other cities.

The “Daddy’s Boys” performances are free of charge to the public with tickets made available online and through PHEN community partners. For more information, visit: www.daddysboys.org.
   
Organizations interested in hosting “Daddy’s Boys” should email PHEN at rapcancer@prostatehealthed.org
Juarez and Thomas Farrington
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