Former NBA star heads campaign to educate men about BPH

Former New York Knicks basketball star Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is the point man for the "Flomax One-Week Challenge," a national campaign to educate men about BPH.

Former New York Knicks basketball star Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is the point man for the “Flomax One-Week Challenge,” a national campaign to educate men about BPH.

Monroe is kicking off a public awareness campaign by encouraging men ages 50 years and older to visit www.oneweekchallenge.com and complete a simple quiz to evaluate the severity of any unwanted urinary symptoms and to determine whether they should consult a physician about diagnosis and treatment.

Monroe, who has been treated for BPH, was an integral part of the New York Knicks’ 1973 championship team and a four-time All-Star. The campaign is being sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of tamsulosin hydrochloride (Flomax).