Chesapeake Urology Associates Announces the Third Annual Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5 K & 1 Mile Fun Walk

Published On: 05/11/2009

(Owings Mills, MD, May 11, 2009)  Chesapeake Urology Associates is proud to announce that ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer is the new beneficiary for the 2009 Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (GPCC), the only 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk in the country to raise funds and awareness to beat prostate cancer.   The third annual GPCC takes place on September 26, 2009 in Baltimore during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  

Last year's GPCC raised approximately $300,000 and had 2,500 local participants.  In spite of the present economic downturn, Chesapeake Urology is optimistic that the 2009 run will be equally as successful.   The GPCC originated in Baltimore and went national last year, also taking place in Harrisburg, Indianapolis, Nashville and Richmond.   New cities coming on board for the 2009 event are Kansas City, Memphis and Seattle. The goal of the GPCC is to become to prostate cancer what the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure means to breast cancer.

According to Dr. Sanford Siegel, president of Chesapeake Urology Associates, "ZERO has been chosen as the recipient of GPCC funds because their goals align with those of GPCC.  They are not only committed to reducing prostate cancer and alleviating the pain for those who contract it, but ultimately to eradicating the disease.  Funds will be used to help find a cure for prostate cancer.  Both ZERO and the GPCC are dedicated to offering free prostate cancer screenings, as well." 

WHAT:        The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

WHEN:        Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8 a.m.
                  Free prostate cancer screenings, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
                  Fee: $30

WHERE:      St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson, MD  21204

This summer and fall, Chesapeake Urology Associates will again offer free prostate cancer screenings at numerous Baltimore area churches, reaching out especially to African American men who have a higher risk and higher mortality rate for prostate cancer than the general population.  Last year, over 850 men received free screenings at six Baltimore area churches and St. Joseph Medical Center.
   
The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Baltimore is co-sponsored by WJZ-TV13, Radio One, and many local companies including Hearn-Kirkwood and Saval Foods.  Lenny Moore, former Baltimore Colts play and Hall of Famer, is the honorary GPCC chairman.  For information about GPCC, go to www.gpccbaltimore.com.