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Mayor Setti Warren Provides Opening Welcome At The Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5k Sunday, September 15Th, 2013



Mayor Setti Warren Provides Opening Welcome At The Boston Prostate Cancer Walk
                      & 5k Sunday, September 15Th, 2013

PR Newswire

BOSTON and NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 9, 2013

Just Days after President Barack Obama proclaims September as Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month, prostate cancer survivors and supporters join the Mayor of
Newton as they walk and run to increase awareness for this important cause.

BOSTON and NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday,
September 15, 2013, Meteorologist Harvey Leonard will join Mayor Setti Warren
to MC the 2013 Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K.

WHY: Prostate Cancer is the most common major malignancy in the United States,
striking as many as 1 in 6 men. Even though it is curable when detected early,
prostate cancer is the second most lethal malignancy in men, killing an
American man every 18 minutes in 2013. African American men are 60% more
likely to be diagnosed and 250% more likely to die. And yet, current screening
tools such as the PSA test has created such a considerable controversy that
recently, major medical and government organizations recommended against its
routine use. This situation has left men and their health care providers
without a clear approach to early detection, which is critical for saving
lives.

WHAT: The goal of this year's Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K 2013 is to awareness
of the current advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment so that men,
their caregivers and their physicians will be empowered to make informed and
shared decisions on PSA screening and other health care options. Funds raised
this year will support a statewide effort to create a state action plan to
combat this preventable disease. The Dana Farber Cancer Institute will provide
free counseling and screening at the event via the Blum Family Resource Van.

EVENT: The event takes place at the Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus.
Parking is available at the Commonwealth Ave Garage on campus. Public
transportation is available through Green Line at BC stop. Registration will
open at 8:00 am at O'Neill Plaza next to the Campus Library. The opening
ceremony will start at 8:45 am. The 5K Run will start at 9:00 am and the
1-mile walk will leave the starting line at 9:15 am. Closing ceremonies and
award will be presented at 10:30. The Cancer Resource Foundation, Inc.
coordinates the event and Alain Ferry of RaceMenu will manage the 5K Run.

Collaborating organizations includes Race Against Cancer Events, the
Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
AdMeTech Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Us TOO International, and
Boston College.

Sponsors for the event include: Sanofi Oncology, Novartis, Stop & Shop,
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Dendreon Corp., Polar Beverages, American Medical
Systems, and Newman's Own Foundation.

WHEN & WHERE: The Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K event will be held on
Sunday, September 15th at the Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus. For more
information, visit www.bostonpcwalk.org or call 508-630-2242.

Contact: Christina McCarthy, 508-630-2242

SOURCE Cancer Resource Foundation

Website: www.bostonpcwalk.org
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