Our passion is to raise $ for research to put and end to prostate cancer. We assist local patients and St. Helena Hospital/Martin O’Neal Cancer Center with fund to purchase equipment for treatments. Please help by running or volunteering at the race.
Every 18 minutes another American man dies from prostate cancer. That’s a little more than 80 deaths per day and 29,430 this year. That’s enough to fill an entire baseball stadium.
One in nine American men will have prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed. The American Cancer Society estimates in its Cancer Facts & Figures 2018 report that 164,690 men will be told they have prostate cancer in 2018. Currently there are nearly 2.9 million American men living with the disease – roughly equal to the population of Chicago.
Early detection and advances in treatment are saving lives. Finding prostate cancer when it is still at an early stage offers the best hope for living cancer free for a long time. The most recent research shows the five-year survival rate for all men with prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. The relative 10-year survival rate is 98 percent, and 96 percent for 15 years.
Register to run,walk or volunteer.
You can also register a team and raise money together. Either way, call us to get involved.