The event will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the University of Las Vegas Track & Field Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $25 to register online or $30 the day of the event. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. The first 200 participants will receive a free event t-shirt.
Prostate cancer is the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men; however, it is treatable when caught early. Runners, walkers and volunteers will gather to raise awareness for the importance of prostate cancer screenings and to provide support for those affected by the disease.
21st Century C.A.R.E. partners with the Las Vegas Chapter of Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group to reach out to the community and raise funds to provide prostate cancer screenings, financial assistance, and educational programs to the Southern Nevada Community throughout the year. Their combined goal is to prevent prostate cancer deaths through awareness, early detection, clinical research and innovative treatment.
The 2014 Silver Sponsors include Cleveland Clinic and Bayer Pharmaceuticals and the Bronze Sponsor is Jerry’s Nugget. The official car sponsor is Gaudin Porsche. Other sponsors include 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Strive Medical, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Tim Soder Physical Therapy and Prostate Cancer Research Institute. The event will also feature a special appearance by Lisa Song Sutton, 2014 Miss Nevada United States, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas Cheerleaders.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Myron Partridge Track & Field Stadium is located on-campus at the intersection of Swenson Street and East Harmon Avenue.
Participants can register at www.21stCenturyCARE.org by credit card, or on the day of the event with cash or personal checks only.
About the 21st Century C.A.R.E. Foundation:
Started in 1996, the mission of this nonprofit charitable foundation for Cancer Assistance, Research & Education is to provide financial aid to cancer patients in need and deliver cancer education at the community level to patients, care providers and the general public. The organization realizes this goal by conducting cancer screenings, facilitating support groups and contributing to vital cancer research. Throughout the year, 21st Century C.A.R.E. visits communities across the country to conduct a number of screening programs, including for skin, colorectal and prostate cancers. 21st Century C.A.R.E. is most well-known for its financial assistance program that provides help for cancer patients through basic expenses such as transportation to appointments, groceries, medical supplies, temporary housing and childcare. The Foundation’s belief is that by not having to worry about these necessities, cancer patients can concentrate on what is really important – beating their disease.
A history of the organization and a list of upcoming and past events can also be found at www.21stCenturyCARE.org.
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