Prostate Cancer Survivor
Mr. A.J. Merriweather had to learn firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate through the health care system and how important it is to be your own advocate after being diagnosed in 2011. As a survivor and after overcoming his prognosis, A.J. made it a lifelong mission to be an advocate and a voice in the pursuit of finding the cause, prevention, and to truly make a difference in the mission to end prostate cancer and educate men about the disease. AJ is the co-founder and president of the Black Male Prostate Coalition of Florida. In addition, he is president and a representative of the locate and state chapter of the Prostate Health Education Network. He has been actively involved since his diagnosis as a patient advocate, speaking on multiple occasions, and is a stakeholder of UF Proton Center’s clinical trials. He is very excited to continue to grow as an advocate and to be able to have his voice heard through science, research, and policy with the amazing opportunity that the Prostrate Cancer Survivors Conference is providing. He has been married to Callie Merriweather for 24 years and has four children.