The Empowerment Network (TEN)
TEN STL efficiently and effectively reaches populations of uninsured, underinsured, diagnosed and undiagnosed males (aged 35 years and over) and their families to:
Heighten awareness of prostate and related cancers
Increase PSA testing/screening
Provide treatment referrals, education, resources and support Increase volunteerism.
TEN in the STL
Updates and News
Big THANK YOU!
Golf fundraiser, May 2022...
A big shoutout and hearty thank you to our sponsors, supporters and survivors of our May 22 fundraiser at Top Golf in Chesterfield.
More pics and info....
Father's Day 2022
This year was not an ordinary Father's Day...
The life-changing journey of one St. Louis man's quest to find his father.
The incredible story here...
June is Men’s Health Month
The Empowerment Network encourages men to go to the doctor for exam and prostate test
As part of an educational campaign for men's health last year, the Cleveland Clinic, an internationally recognized non-profit academic medical center and research institution, surveyed more than 500 American men ages 18-70 about their use of healthcare resources.
The findings were eye opening: only 60 percent of men get annual physicals. The survey also shed light on men’s attitudes toward doctor office visits - about 4 in 10 men only go to the doctor when they feel it is absolutely necessary for a serious medical condition.
The Empowerment Network's new tech team keeps survivors connected
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused The Empowerment Network (TEN) to become more creative in delivery of our services.
We instituted monthly virtual Support Group meetings, board meetings and a weekly Hour of Power & Devotion prayer call to keep our survivors encouraged during these uncertain times we’re all living in. The most ominous COVID-19 development to our survivors was the cancellation of surgeries, treatments and follow-up appointments. One of our efforts in response to that crisis was to supply our membership with iPads to enabling them to access telemedicine opportunities.
We were fortunate to receive grant approvals for this idea. As we launch this pilot program, we have identified 25 survivors who will receive iPads along with training on how to use the technology and, for example, how to participate in virtual ZOOM calls. Each participant will sign an agreement which automatically makes them a member of our newly formed TEN Tech Team.
The primary purpose is to support the programs and activities of TEN and participate in the virtual Support Group and Prayer Call activities and this year’s virtual ZERO End Prostate Cancer Walk. Additionally, tech team members are expected to share our electronic newsletters and flyers with their family and friends.