Smith is teaming up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation for the effort.
From eliminating the debt of Morehouse College graduates to providing resources for Black-owned businesses that were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, businessman Robert F. Smith has used philanthropy as an avenue to uplift and empower disenfranchised communities. One of his latest projects is focused on Black men’s health. The Vista Equity Partners founder is joining forces with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to address racial disparities surrounding prostate cancer.
Research shows Black men are 76 percent more likely to develop the disease and 2.5 times more likely to die from it compared to other groups. Determined to address the alarming trend, Smith teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation for the development of an affordable test that would detect early signs of prostate cancer and ultimately help with risk management. Smith will help fund the research for the test.
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