06-27-2017  2:03 pm      •     

PORTLAND, OR – ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer joins forces with Oregon Urological Society to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this June.

The goal is to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free of prostate cancer. Participants from the Portland area will run and walk together on June 11 to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes.

Portland joins 40 + communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series.  The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and encourages men to be informed about their risk. More than 2,060 men in Oregon will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this 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 will receive tech shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. Funds raised for this year’s Run/Walk event will go toward national efforts to provide research for new treatments, to enhance patient support resources, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer. 

The race will take place at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (South Waterfront). For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/portland. In addition to the race, on Friday, June 16, the Portland Timbers will host a prostate cancer awareness night. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds benefitting ZERO and Oregon Urological Society.

 

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