According to the American Cancer Society more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States this year and approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease.
Because early detection is crucial to boosting survival rates, The University of Tennessee Medical Center is holding its 5th annual THE MAN RUN for Prostate Cancer awareness presented by Regal Entertainment. Families in the region can help promote detection by participating in THE MAN RUN on Aug. 25 held on UT Medical Center’s campus.
“While prostate cancer is a man’s disease, we know that a diagnosis impacts the entire family,” said Amy Harpole, co-chair of THE MAN RUN and widow of a prostate cancer casualty. “That’s why we encourage families to come together for a great experience while supporting a cause that may just save the lives of men in our community.”
THE MAN RUN features a 10K and 5K race and a one-mile fun walk as well as live bands and entertainment along the course, a special recognition for prostate cancer survivors and educational tables about the disease. Proceeds from the event support the free prostate cancer screening and educational and outreach programs provided throughout the region by the Cancer Institute and urologists at UT Medical Center.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.