Former NBA star heads campaign to educate men about BPH

December 16, 2005

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).