Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K Run

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Resource Foundation hosts the 13th Annual Boston Prostate Walk & 5K to support prostate cancer in Massachusetts. 

The event will take place at the Boston College campus at 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill Massachusetts on September 15th, 2013. The event will include a 1-mile walk and a 5K (3.1 mile) race as well as other family fun activities. All proceeds from the event will support prostate cancer education, advocacy and research in Massachusetts. New partners supporting the event in 2013 include, AdMeTech Foundation, the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition, UsToo International, the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Run Against Cancer Events. Collaboratively, we can shine a light on the need for a greater focus on prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.

  • The American Cancer Society estimates that 5700 men in Massachusetts will hear the words "you have prostate cancer" in 2013. [1]
  • Approximately 650 men in Massachusetts will die from prostate cancer in 2013 even though prostate cancer is curable when detected early.
  • There has been a seven-fold increase in the diagnosis of prostate cancer among men under age 50 and a three-fold increase in the number of men diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 59.[2]

RaceMenu will provide race management in 2013. Race manager, J Alain Ferry and his team will provide professional race management support with timing, reporting and awards for winners.

Register online: www.bostonpcwalk.org

Show your support by: Registering to participate, Becoming a Fundraiser, Volunteering for the event, or Donating to the cause. www.bostonpcwalk.org

The event is supported by local, regional and national sponsors.  We are proud to announce Harvey Leonard, chief Meteorologist on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston, as the event's MC. www.wcvb.com  and opening remarks will be presented by Newton's Mayor, Setti Warren.

About the Cancer Resource Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2009, the Cancer Resource Foundation is a national 501(c)3 public charity organization committed to advocating and providing support for the prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship of cancer through patient assistance, education and research.  To learn more about the foundation visit www.cancer1source.org         

[1] American Cancer Society, 2013 Cancer Facts and Figures; 19-20.

[2] H Gilbert Welch, Peter C Albertsen, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2009; 101(19):1325-1329.

Media contact: Tina McCarthy
Christina.mccarthy@cancer1source.org
info@bostonpcwalk.org
508-630-2242


SOURCE Cancer Resource Foundation



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