According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
In fact, Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
Action 375, Statesboro newest nonprofit, announces the 1st Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness and critical resources to address the problem.
The 5K Run/Walk is set for September 18, 2021 in downtown Statesboro.
Organizers are monitoring the latest uptick in COVID-19 given the Delta Variant.
“First, we hope you and your family are staying safe through the current pandemic. This is our first time for runners, walkers, strollers, sponsors, and volunteers to come together for our awesome event supporting prostate health awareness! We have worked diligently to offer a safe environment for our race to continue amid the obstacles of COVID-19,” said John Robinson, local tax professional and organizer with Action 375.
As a 60 year old man, Prostate cancer is something that John Robinson has had on his mind.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is more likely to develop in older men and in non-Hispanic Black men.
About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, and it is rare in men under 40. The average age of men at diagnosis is about 66.
The public is invited to register at https://bit.ly/3fsu5Wt.
There is a $30 participation fee and a virtual option for anyone around the world to participate.
While Online Registering for the race will officially close on Friday, September 17, 2021; participants can also register at the Run/Walk.
“There are both sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. This is something all of Statesboro and the surrounding communities can get behind,” said Robinson.