SAN ANTONIO - This Father's Day was all about dads at Alamo Beer Company. Plenty of pints and quality time with family, but it was also about keeping dad healthy and prostate cancer - free.
Eugene Simor, the owner of Alamo Beer, is a prostate cancer survivor and he teamed up with Pints for Prostate for the event’s third year.
“The idea is talking about men's health over a beer,” said Simor. “Most guys don't want to talk about those issues… So if you get a cold beer, talking with another guy, the idea is we can get you to talk about men's health issues that you may not talk about otherwise.”
The organization uses the universal language of beer to raise awareness about the disease. At Father Fest today, about 50 men enjoyed a cold one while also testing their Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA levels.
Rene Gonzalez is a first-time dad.
“It's not really about myself anymore,” he said. “It's about my daughter and being healthy so I can give her a good future.”
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go towards Pints for Prostate to help raise awareness and fight the disease.
For Simor, there were no symptoms but he said early detection saved his life.
“When you're younger, you need to take action, without taking action, you can have very bad results and ultimately die from cancer,” Simor said.
Other dads said they got tested so they can stay dads for a long time to come.