OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates is proud to announce the 4th annual Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (GPCC), which will take place at a new location: Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University on Sunday, September 26, 2010. This is the only physician-based fund-raising effort in the nation to fight prostate cancer. The 5K Run in Baltimore, Maryland celebrates Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September and benefits ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer.
The GPCC 5K Run originated in Baltimore, Maryland, and was founded by Chesapeake Urology. The GPCC has expanded across the country to 13 other locations: Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, NY; Central FL; Columbus, OH; Harrisburg, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Long Island, NY; Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Washington, DC with more sites joining next year.
Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology, commented that, "the long-range goal of GPCC's 5K Run in Baltimore, Md. is to become to prostate cancer what the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure means to breast cancer. We have raised over $500,000 in Baltimore for prostate cancer awareness and research and performed thousands of free screenings. We are thrilled and grateful that Towson University will host the event, and that this outstanding venue will draw even more people to the GPCC race."
Lenny Moore, former Baltimore Colts player and Hall of Famer, serves as honorary chairman of the GPCC 5K Run in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 8 a.m. (Registration fee: $30)
Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University, Towson, MD 21204
Once again this year, the GPCC will offer free prostate cancer screenings at numerous Baltimore area churches, reaching out especially to African American men who have a higher risk and mortality rate for prostate cancer than the general population. Dates: http://www.gpccbaltimore.com/FreeScreenings.aspx
Baltimore's Great Prostate Cancer Challenge is co-sponsored by WJZ-TV13 and Radio One. Corporate co-sponsors to date include Abbott Laboratories, AMGEN Oncology, CLIF Bars, Depend/Kimberly Clark, Takeda/Millennium, AMS, Aureon, Know Error, Sanofi Aventis, Watson, and Saval Foods.
For information on Chesapeake Urology, please visit http://www.ChesapeakeUrology.com.
SOURCE Chesapeake Urology Associates