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Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Raises Funds and Awareness October 6 in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK, Oct 1, 2019 – The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is returning to Oklahoma City this October. 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.
Oklahoma City joins 40+ communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series that are taking place during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this fall. The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and educates men about their risk. In Oklahoma City, over 1,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
“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 receive t-shirts, free food, and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others impacted by prostate cancer. Additionally, runners and walkers can create special memories in complimentary photo booths.
A special ceremony for patients and survivors serves as the heart of every event. 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. More than $4M was raised in the 2018 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series.
The race will take place at Stars and Stripes Park, 3701 S Lake Hefner Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. For more information, visit http://www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/okc. Race programming begins at 8:00 a.m., with the Run/Walks commencing at 8:30 a.m.
About ZERO Prostate Cancer
ZERO Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.