Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness
About the Event
The Sixth Annual Run and Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness was held on Sunday, September 11th, 2016, at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, 815 Pasquinelli Drive in Westmont.
We are grateful to all the participants, sponsors, family supporters, volunteers, and our special MC, NBC5 news anchor, Dick Johnson for making the event a successful fundraiser and celebration of life !
The event is hosted each year by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote prostate cancer awareness, early detection and funding patient support programs such as free prostate cancer screenings and prostate cancer support groups. The Foundation is committed to research and publishing studies based on their extensive database consisting of outcomes of over ten thousand prostate cancer patients.
Chicago Prostate Cancer Center was established in 1997 to provide patients with compassion, quality treatment, and expert opinions. They have consulted over 20,000 prostate cancer patients and they pride themselves on providing patients ethical and unbiased medical options.
We were pleased to see so many former patients and friends interested in promoting prostate cancer awareness! The event consisted of a 5K run and 3K walk beginning and ending at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. All registered participants in the 5K were timed and the three fastest runners for each age group male/female were recognized with a medal or a ribbon. This is always a fun event for kids of all ages, filled with prizes, raffles, auctions, and more. This year we were treated to live music by “Freaks Hill” a cover band made up of old school buddies, still having fun jamming and making music of the 70’s-to-today.
Watch this spot for information on next year’s event. Until then, you can advance education, research and patient peer-support for prostate cancer by donating today!