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A run walk for prostate cancer research brings out an American Idol

A run walk for prostate cancer research brings out an American Idol

Almost 400 runners and walkers gathered on City Island Friday night to take part in the Zero Prostate Cancer Run and Walk.

The annual event has raised nearly $500,000 in just seven years to help fund awareness campaigns and prostate cancer research. They handed out information on free prostate cancer screenings.

“Prostate cancer is a real thing. It’s the second most common cancer in men, second in cancer deaths and knowing that, people should get screened,” Thomas Clements, physician with Urology of PA said.

Former American Idol contestant Jimmy Charles was on hand to perform his song “Superman,” a song dedicated to prostate cancer patients and survivors.

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