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Ilana Ostrin

Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Raises Funds and Awareness during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Minneapolis, MN – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is bringing the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to the Twin Cities this September. 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 Twin Cities community members will run and walk together on Saturday, September 14, to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 17 minutes.

This year, Twin Cities participants aim to raise $75,000 for prostate cancer patients and programs. The Twin Cities join 40+ communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series that are taking place during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and educates men about their risk. In Minnesota, over 1,700 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. Dan the Common Man of KFAN Radio will MC the event, and pizza from Fat Lorenzo’s will be served after the race. 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 Lake Nokomis, located at 5001 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417. For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/twincities. Race programming begins at 8:30 a.m., with the Run/Walks commencing at 9 a.m. Minneapolis Radiation Oncology is the presenting sponsor, and the Minnesota Urology Foundation is the race’s local beneficiary.

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.