Every man, woman and child is invited to participate in the region’s first community-wide event to raise awareness of prostate cancer, provide free prostate screenings for men in East Tennessee and support prostate education programs. THE MAN RUN for Prostate Cancer Awareness, presented by SunTrust Bank, East Tennessee, is a 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Tyson Park in Knoxville.
Aside from skin cancers, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. One in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his life. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 186,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States this year. Early detection is crucial to boosting survival rates.
“While prostate cancer is a very serious disease affecting men in our region, I think we’ve come up with a fun family event for everyone in the community to participate and help combat prostate cancer here in East Tennessee,” said Renee Hawk, vice president of the Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. “The Man Run will be enjoyable for all who attend, and it will contribute to something incredibly positive in terms of prostate cancer outreach and education programs. What better way to celebrate and recognize our sons, brothers, fathers and the men in our lives who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.”
Online registration is available for THE MAN RUN at www.active.com, listed under The Man Run Knoxville. Individual and team entries are available. A Sleep In for the Man Run registration is an option for those who want to contribute but are unable to attend on race day. Additional donations are accepted and tax deductible. For a paper registration form, call the Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center at (865) 305-8577 or email email@example.com. A registration discount is available until Aug. 29.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.