The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes

On Saturday, September 22, Urology of Indiana and ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer will be hosting a huge event in Indianapolis — including a 5K race — to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

Indianapolis Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, the premier men’s health race and event series in America, a heartfelt tight-knit community activity that brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members and friends.

This year, 34 cities across the US will host events to raise awareness and funds for research and free testing. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men (besides skin cancer). In 2012, 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and it will claim 28,170 lives.

Nationwide, a man dies from the disease every 18 minutes. But there is hope — education about prostate cancer risk and access to preventive screening can save countless lives. Nearly, 100% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the early stages are still alive 5 years after diagnosis.

For Indianapolis, the Race Day Schedule of Events on Saturday September 22nd is:

  • 7:45am-9:00am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup
  • 9:00am 5k run & 1 Mile walk
  • 9:00am-10:00am Post race celebration & activities
  • 10:00am 5k awards

The event will take place in the parking lots of the Urology of Indiana office at 12188 N. Meridian Street in Carmel, Indiana. The office is located on the west side of Meridian Street, just north of IU North Hospital.

Early packet pickup and onsite registration will be available on Friday 9/21 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at BlueMile an 146th St. in Carmel, Indiana.

If you’re a walker, runner or an endurance athlete, there’s an event for you. The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge Indianapolis is a great family event and all ages are welcome to participate. All runners and walkers will receive delicious treats and refreshments following the run. All proceeds from the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge Indianapolis will go to prostate research and free screenings in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

About the Author

Walter Jessen is a senior writer for Highlight HEALTH Media.