Tarheel Talk Host Honored by NC Minority Prostate Cancer Awareness Group

Award presentation
Tarheel Talk Host Sonya Williams Harris (right) receives the Swordbearer Award from Action Team President Dr. James Smith.

Tarheel Talk Host Sonya Williams Harris has received recognition for her work in bringing attention to prostate cancer.   The NC Minority Prostate Cancer Awareness Action Team presented her with their 2008 Swordbearer of Excellence Award for her work.

Tarheel Talk has featured many aspects of prostate cancer over the years, and Dr. James Smith, president of the Action Team, says the shows have been an excellent way to help educate the community.  He commented that his organization has seen an increase in the number of local residents at their annual screenings as a result of the media coverage.

“Ms. Williams Harris has been a leader in the use of media to further the cause of reducing the morbidity and mortality of prostate cancer in black males here in North Carolina,” he said.  “We thank Ms. Williams Harris, Fox50 and Capitol Broadcasting for their commitment to the community.”

Watch Tarheel Talk
Sundays at 6:30am on FOX 50
Also on the WRAL NewsChannel:
Sundays – 4:30pm
Tuesdays -10:35pm
Saturdays – 5:00am
Sundays – 3:00am

Tarheel Talk is a locally produced public affairs program taped each week in WRAL-TV’s Studio A.  Tarheel Talk airs Sundays at 6:30am on FOX 50.  The program also airs on the WRAL Newschannel.

The NC Minority Prostate Cancer Awareness Action Team is a statewide organization working to educate minority men about prostate cancer.  The 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness and Education event was held at the Martin St. Baptist Church in Raleigh.

Thanks to Sonja Williams Harris for this capcom photo.


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