Prostate cancer survivors to be honored during Blue Ribbon River Run events | Community Spirit
Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates are teaming up with local urologists to host its 12th annual men’s health and prostate cancer awareness program featuring the Blue Ribbon River Run, on Saturday, September 7 at the Old Dam site in Newburgh.
The goal of the programis to save lives and defeat prostate cancer through support, education, and by encouraging men to take charge of their health and be screened annually for thedisease, and to raise awareness of prostate cancer blue. As pink is to breast cancer, blue is to prostate cancer.
Prior to the four-mile walk/run, a special Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Breakfast will be held at the Newburgh Preservation Hall.
With the $20 donation to the Blue Ribbon River Run, participants will be registered and receive a race shirt. Prostate cancer survivors can participate for free and receive a free ‘I’m a Survivor’ t-shirt, hat, goodie bag and will be a special part of the Survivor’s Breakfast.
Proceeds from the BRRR will benefit Cancer Care Options and TOUCH, Inc. COO is a non-profit organization founded by Al Korba, M.D., which aids cancer patients in the Tri-State who can’t afford cancer medications.
The breakfast begins at 7 a.m., the survivors march and welcoming address are at 8:10. A one-mile walk/run starts at 8:30 and the four-mile event begins at 9. An awards presentation will follow at 10:30.
Call Robin at (812) 474-6000 to reserve your spot or get more information. You can register online at http://www.evansvillecancercenter.com/blueribbonriverrun/.
Parking and shuttle service is available at Newburgh Elementary School.