Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Race Comes to Fort Myers
FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lace up your sneakers and join Florida Urology Physicians and ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer on Saturday, January 28, 2012 for the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Race in Fort Myers. The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge is America’s premier men’s health event series, taking place in 33 cities in 2012.
“More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, including more than 17,000 in Florida,” said Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer. “The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge raises funds that are critical for raising awareness and fighting the disease.”
Funds raised from the race go to prostate cancer research, education, and free testing. ZERO provides comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk, and free testing to at-risk men around the country. ZERO also works to increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and better diagnostic tests for this disease.
For more information, visit http://greatprostatecancerchallenge.com/races/fort-myers/.
About ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer (www.zerocancer.org)
As ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.
To accomplish our goal, we increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and we fund local grants to end prostate cancer through our national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. We conduct free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educate patients, families and those at risk.
About Florida Urology Physicians
As a premier urology group practice in southwest Florida, Florida Urology Physicians combines the expertise of six urologists with the convenience of six great locations. As leaders in the full continuum of urologic care for men and women, Florida Urology Physicians provides quality, comprehensive urologic care in a sensitive, supportive, and friendly environment. For more information, go to www.myFloridaUrology.com.
SOURCE ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer