American Cancer Society Run For Dad
June 15, 2014
THANK YOU so much to everyone that joined us this past Sunday at Hamilton Veteran's Park! The event was a huge success and we could not have done it without each and every person that has contributed and signed up for Run For Dad this year! We hope you will join us again next year for the 13th Annual Run For Dad!
It's not too late to boost your fundraising for this year! Please send any donations you may have to: American Cancer Society, Attn: Run For Dad 2600 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Be sure to ask your employer if they have a Matching Gifts program, as well. You can double your fundraising for this year simply by asking!
Race times are available HERE.
Come join us for the 12th annual RUN FOR DAD on Father's Day, June 15th, 2014 at a NEW location- the beautiful Hamilton Veteran's Park, 2206 Kuser Road in Hamilton, NJ. Registration will begin at 7:15 am, followed by the 2K walk at 8:45am and the 5K Run at 9:15am. The Kid's Run will follow at 10:00am.
Prostate Cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer impacting American men. In 2013, approximately 240,000 men in the US were diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 29,000 died from the disease. New Jersey has the third highest incidence per capita of prostate cancer in the US. Even worse, in African American men, the incidence is roughly 60% higher than those of white or Asian men. There is good news however. The 5-year survival rate for men whose prostate cancer is detected early is nearly 100% and 93% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will live 10 years or more. Education, awareness and personal action are saving lives and finding a cure.
RUN FOR DAD is the American Cancer Society’s premiere community event to raise funds and build awareness about prostate cancer. Last year, 1,800 people participated in RUN FOR DAD. Proceeds from the event support prostate cancer research, support and local programs for patients, and family services for those newly diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
RUN FOR DAD honors the memory of Frank Simms, co-founder of the Run, who lost his battle with prostate cancer in 2005.
While there is a 5K run on a USATF certified, traffic free course, the event also includes a 2K walk on a park road and paved trails as well as short races for kids. Random prize drawings, special goodies for kids and summer snacks combine to make RUN FOR DAD 2014 a positive and fun way to honor our fathers.
Questions regarding the event? Call us at 732.951.6324 or email us at RunForDad@cancer.org and someone from the RUN FOR DAD team will get back to you in no time!
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