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Groups Join Forces to Hold Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Next Weekend

The End of Prostate Cancer joins forces with Rio Grande Urology to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this June. The goal is to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free of prostate cancer.

Participants from the El Paso area will run and walk together on June 17 to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes.

“Prostate cancer will affect one in eight men in his lifetime, and it is events like the Run/Walk that raise awareness of that in our local community,” said Dr Spier, Urologist and Managing Partner at Rio Grande Urology. “It’s important for men to be aware of their risk for prostate cancer, and that local patients and survivors get the support they need. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk does both.”

El Paso joins 35+ communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series. The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and encourages men to be informed about their risk. More than 12,550 men in Texas 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.”

Run/Walk participants will receive tech 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 national efforts to provide research for new treatments, to enhance patient support resources, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer.

The race will take place at the El Paso Desert Botanical Garden.

Where the Money Goes

 For more than twenty years, we have helped save lives, support research and new treatments, educate and test men, and unite communities to make prostate cancer a national priority.

 No other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs – more than 94 cents. ZERO puts every donation to good use.

 At ZERO, we work tirelessly every day to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free from prostate cancer.

Race Name:

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – El Paso 5K, Family 1-Mile Walk, Superhero Dash for Dad Kids K, and a virtual run Snooze for Dudes

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Race Day Schedule:

8:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies

8:30 a.m.: 5K Run/Walk Start/1 Mile immediately to follow

9:45 a.m.: Kids Superhero Dash for Dad

10:00 a.m.: Closing Ceremonies and Awards

Location:

Keystone Heritage Park  |  4220 Doniphan

Event Details:

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – El Paso features a 5K run/walk, 1-mile walk, Kids & Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family- friendly post-race celebration. Participants will receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.

ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 94 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit their website.

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