OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA), the largest urology group practice in Maryland, continues its commitment to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for prostate cancer research with the 5th annual Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University.
NFL greats – many from "The Greatest Game Ever Played" -- have supported the GPCC since its founding and include honorary race chairman, Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor Lenny Moore, along with several other former Baltimore Colts including Tom Matte. Members from the Negro Baseball Hall of Fame are annual supporters as well. All will sign autographs at this family-friendly event that includes a kid's run and activities.
Established in 2006 by CUA, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (GPCC) has raised more than $1 million in Baltimore in the last five years to fund prostate cancer research and has grown nationally to 26 additional cities. Thanks to the GPCC, free prostate cancer screenings organized by CUA at African American churches around the Baltimore area have screened more than 5,000 men as well.
"Our goal is for the GPCC to be to prostate cancer what the Susan G. Komen event is to breast cancer," says Dr. Sanford Siegel, president of Chesapeake Urology Associates. "We are honored to have the support of Hall of Famer Lenny Moore and many other famous Colts. Their endorsement helps raise awareness about this disease which takes the lives of too many fathers, sons and brothers. Not only is this run an energizing event that brings survivors together to fight prostate cancer but the funds raised have helped provide important screenings for African Americans who are at greater risk for prostate cancer and who have a higher mortality rate. We encourage the community to join us at the 5th annual race to help create awareness for prostate cancer and save lives."
WJZ-TV's Marty Bass will act as master of ceremonies and Marcia G. Welsh, interim president of Towson University, is the keynote speaker.
There will be a special Survivors Tent and a special "Survivors Ring of Honor" at the event as well as special activities for prostate cancer survivors.
The top overall GPCC runner receives the Crystal Founder's Cup and $375. The top three male and female runners each receive $375, $250 and $125 respectively.
SOURCE Chesapeake Urology Associates