Saturday, September 24, 2011
5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk – 8AM
(Rain or Shine)
Oak Mountain State Park – Dogwood Pavilion
200 Terrace Dr – Pelham, AL 35124
(Park Entrance Fee will be Waived)
(Free Parking Available)
Join Urology Centers of Alabama for the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, a 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk to support ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer and Urology Health Foundation. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, America’s Premier Men’s Health Event Series, taking place in 27 cities in 2011.
Funds raised go to prostate cancer research, education, and free screenings. ZERO provides comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk, and free screenings to men around the country. The Urology Health Foundation provides free screenings to men in the State of Alabama. ZERO also works to increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and better diagnostic tests for this disease.
The Urology Centers’ physicians are leading the way to treat prostate cancer with cutting-edge medical procedures such as minimally invasive robotic surgery, image-guided radiation, seed implantation, and cryosurgery. The practice also plays an integral role in the field of urology through research studies conducted at the facility. Urology Centers of Alabama is committed to investigating the effectiveness of
all treatment options, including new drugs and procedures that hold great promise.
Nationwide, a man dies from prostate cancer every 18 minutes. But there is hope–education about prostate cancer risk and access to screenings can save countless lives. Join us in making the GPCC – Birmingham a great success!
Awards: Awards will be given to 1st Overall Male and Female winners (cannot win in age group), Top 3 Male and Female winners in the following age groups: 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99.
Entry Fees: $25 Pre-registration; $30 Race Day Registration; for the 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
Registration & Packet Pickup: Register online at www.GreatProstateCancerChallenge.com/races/birmingham. Register in person or pick up your Bib and T-Shirt at:
Urology Centers of Alabama
3485 Independence Dr
Homewood, AL 35209
Friday, September 23rd (10AM – 5:30PM)
Oak Mountain State Park (Dogwood Pavilion)
Race Day, Saturday, September 24th (7AM – Race Start)
Bring the Whole Family: Bring the whole family and get ready for the first ever Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk for the Birmingham area. Competitors from across the State are invited to pick up the pace against prostate cancer.
Teams: Go the extra mile and create a team for the 2011 GPCC – Birmingham on Saturday, September 24th. Challenge your friends, family, or colleagues to run (or walk) in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Teams run/walk together to raise funds for ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer and Urology Health Foundation. Visit www.GreatProstateCancerChallenge.com/races/birmingham
to set up a running team.
Fundraising: Round up your friends, co-workers, community groups (club, church, or association) or schools and start fundraising for the GPCC – Birmingham. Please visit www.GreatProstateCancerChallenge.com/races/birmingham for more information and to create your own
personal or team donation page.
Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer at the race, please contact: Sherry Wilson at (205) 445-0117 or email@example.com.
About ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer: We commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer and alleviate the pain from the disease, but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or can manage their illness with high quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering, and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journey. For more information, go to www.ZeroCancer.org.
About Urology Health Foundation: Since 2007, the Urology Health Foundation has screened over 2,300 men free for prostate cancer in 16 different Alabama counties. In 2010 alone, the Foundation screened 1,068 men in 13 Alabama counties, many of which were in the Black Belt Region of the State. For more information, go to www.UrologyHealthFoundation.org.
About Urology Centers of Alabama: Urology Centers of Alabama for over 50 years has been committed to providing the highest quality medical services in a compassionate and caring environment. With 16 skilled physicians as well as state-of-the-art facilities, the practice has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the Birmingham medical community. For more information, go to www.UrologyCentersAlabama.com.