Harrisburg, PA — ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer joins Urology of Central Pennsylvania to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this September. The goal is to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men who are free of prostate cancer. Participants from the Harrisburg area will run and walk together on September 20 to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 17 minutes.
Harrisburg 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 educates men about their risk. More than 7,470 men in Pennsylvania 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.”
If the event meets the goal of raising $140K this year, this event will have raised $1M since its inception 12 years ago. A special ceremony for patients and survivors serves as the heart of every event and why we run/walk. During the ceremony, country music star Jimmy Charles will perform his new song “We Are Warriors.” The post-race celebration will feature door prizes and will be attended by Rascal, the Senators baseball team mascot.
Run/Walk participants will receive t-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 local and national efforts to provide research for new treatments, direct patient support, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer. More than $4M was raised in the 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series.
The race will take place at City Island, with the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad at 5:30 p.m. and Run/Walk at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/harriburg.