Ottawa, Kansas Truck Manufacturer Set To Sponsor 5K Walk/Run Benefitting Testicular Cancer Awareness

OTTAWA, KANSAS – April 12, 2013. With its cause-minded and community-spirited Kalmar division spearheading the effort, Cargotec announces its sponsorship of the first 5K road race to benefit the International Testicular Cancer Foundation (ITCF).
By: Cargotec, LLC
Ottawa, KS  Walk-Run May18 in Ottawa, KS
Ottawa, KS Walk-Run May18 in Ottawa, KS
OTTAWA, Kan. - April 12, 2013 - PRLog -- The company’s manufacturing facility at 415 E. Dundee, here, will mark the start and finish line for the Cargotec Annual 5K Run/Walk 2013, scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013. Walkers and runners may register for the event online by going to Information on sponsorships is also available through the website.

Proceeds from the event will be used to expand ITCF’s efforts to increase public awareness and understanding of testicular cancer, a leading cancer among males aged 15 to 35.

Those outreach efforts take shape under ITCF’s “Let’s Give the Boys a Hand” national awareness campaign. It promotes routine self-examination as a way to head off a type of cancer that’s highly curable if detected early.

To encourage participation and support from the Ottawa plant’s 284 employees, and further aid ITCF, the company will contribute $25 for each employee who registers for the event. Event organizers are hopeful of raising $10,000 for ITCF, via participant entry fees, matching funds from Cargotec and local sponsorships of the event.

The money raised will be used for a broad array of outreach efforts. The national awareness campaign targets venues like schools, youth groups and musical and sporting events. It uses presentations, informational materials, social media, videos, wristbands and other personal reminder tools to bring the subject of testicular cancer and the need for self-examination into the open.

Ashley Gelvin-Tracy

Cargotec 5K Walk/Run Organizer

415 E. Dundee

Ottawa, KS 66067

Tags:Testicular Cancer Awareness, Ottawa Walk/Run
Location:Ottawa - Kansas - United States
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