FOR THE ELEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW, KANSAS CITY JOINS NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO END PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Raises Funds and Awareness for Local Community
October 2, 2019 – The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is returning to the Kansas City area for the eleventh year in a row. The goal of the race – part of a national event series – is to inspire the creation of Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. Hundreds of community members will run and walk together on Sunday, October 6, to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 17 minutes.
Kansas City joins 40+ communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series that are taking place this fall. The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer, educates men about their disease risk, and allows those impacted by the disease the chance to connect with one another.
“The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk rallies communities and gives participants a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “We’re making prostate cancer a national priority. The Run/Walk series is a way to mobilize the prostate cancer community and raise funds for patient support programs to ensure that no man has to face prostate cancer alone.”
Run/Walk participants will receive t-shirts, sandwiches from Jimmy John’ s, and breakfast from Chris Cakes. This family-friendly event invites children to participate in a Kids Superhero Dash. For patients and survivors, a special ceremony honoring them serves as the heart of every event. At the ceremony, country music star Jimmy Charles will perform his new hit song “We Are Warriors.”
Funds raised during the Run/Walk event will go toward local and national efforts to provide research for new treatments, direct patient support, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer. As of press time, the 2019 Kansas City Run/Walk has raised nearly $100,000. More than $4M was raised in total during the 2018 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series.
The race will take place at Children’s Mercy Park – Sprint Plaza, located at One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111. For more information and to access registration, visit zeroprostatecancerrun.org/kansascity. Race programming begins at 8:30 a.m., with packet pickup beginning at 7:30 a.m.
ZERO is partnering with Kansas City Urology Care as the local host and sponsor of the race, with some proceeds going to the Prostate Network. Prostate Network is a Kansas City-based, survivor-led support group focused on helping men deal with issues related to prostate cancer.
About ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We’re building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 86 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.