Register now for 3rd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Race | Community Spirit
Clearwater, Florida -- Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race.
The event, featuring two new races is scheduled to take place on Sept. 8 in Clearwater.
The family-friendly event is presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida, and benefits Morton Plant Mease community screenings and education services and assists prostate cancer patients who may not have the resources for treatment.
Along with a 5K (3.1 miles), the event has added a 10K route and a Miracle Mile (1-mile walk/run). There will also be a Kids Dash.
The event hopes to build on last year’s successful event that attracted more than 600 participants, including a number of prostate cancer survivors.
"Our hope is that through this race, and other awareness events, people learn that early detection is vital,” said urologist Scott Klavans, MD, chair of the Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race planning committee. “There is up to a 40 percent decrease in the death rate if caught early through screenings. And with the advanced treatments available, prostate cancer patients can experience a good recovery and a full and active life.”
Participants can register by online by visiting www.MPMFoundation.org and going to the events tab. The registration fees are:
- 10K and 5K: $25 until Aug. 31 and $30 after Sept. 1.
- Miracle Mile: $15 through Aug. 31 and $20 after Sept. 1
- Kids Dash: $10 through Sept. 7.