CAMDEN, N.J., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is still time for runners and walkers (and babies in strollers) to register for the "Great Prostate Cancer Challenge" race that will be held Sunday September 25, 2011 starting at Campbell's Field in Camden at 9 a.m. The Phillie Phanatic™ will be on hand to greet racers and children alike.
"Prostate cancer affects one out of every six men and will kill nearly 30,000 in this coming year alone," said Dr. Adam Perzin, Great Cancer Challenge Race Chairman and President of Delaware Valley Urology. "All of the funds raised by this event will go towards reducing that number to ZERO in our lifetime through research, advocacy and awareness."
The Camden race is one of 27 races that will take place across the country and will have close to 12,000 people running to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. All funds raised by the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge will go to ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer and their mission of eliminating prostate cancer deaths. ZERO has helped screen over 100,000 men since the program's inception in 2002. Money raised from the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge will go towards screenings in the Camden area.
Online registration for the race is available through:
Early registration is available through midnight September 17th and then at the full event entry fee through Race Day. There is a 5K race as well as a 1 mile walk. There will be a special "Kids Fun Zone" for children as well as raffles, door prizes and other special events. Children will be able to spend some time with the popular "Phillie Phanatic." If you are interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOURCE Great Prostate Cancer Challenge