The Stevens Point Brewery will hold its first Pointoberfest from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the brewery grounds at 2617 Water St., Stevens Point.
The event will feature beer, food, live music and information about prostate cancer in a large tent set up across the street from the brewery.
“We were approached by Michelle Radke (a nurse at The Urology Clinic in Stevens Point who has coordinated a cancer support group for 20 years) and she was wondering how to get Pints for Prostates going in Stevens Point,” said Julie Birrenkott, brewery director of marketing. “We were, at the same time thinking of a way to have an event to showcase our beers.”
Pints for Prostates is a national nonprofit founded by prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke in 2008 that “uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message.” The campaign raises awareness among men about the need for regular health screenings and prostate-specific antigen testing.
“Screening is most important for men that have a strong family history of prostate cancer,” said Radke. “Men need to realize the importance of screening and need to check with their physician to see if they need to be screened.”
Tickets are limited to 1,000 and cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.pointbeer.com, in person at the brewery gift shop or by calling 800-838-3378.
For more information about prostate cancer or to join the cancer support group, people can call Radke at 715-295-9942.