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Blue Ribbon River Run

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the Old Locks & Dam Site in Newburgh, Indiana

Purpose/Mission

Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates in partnership with area urologists present the 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon River Run for Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness. Our goal is to save lives and defeat prostate cancer through support, education, and by encouraging men to take charge of their health and be screened annually for this disease, and to raise awareness of prostate cancer blue -- as pink is to breast cancer, blue is to prostate cancer.

History

Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates have a history of community leadership, persistence and dedication in the battle of prostate cancer. For the past 12 years, we have hosted annual prostate cancer awareness events bringing in well-known celebrities who are prostate cancer survivors themselves sharing their stories such as St. Louis Cardinals Great Stan ‘The Man’ Musial, Senator Bob Dole, NASCAR’s Richard & Kyle Petty, football Hall of Famers, Len Dawson and Bart Starr and country music legend Charlie Daniels, just to name a few.

Working closely with the Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group for the past 12 years, we’ve been asked numerous times by the members ‘When are we gonna have a race like what the women have?’ referring to Komen Race for the Cure. We listened. Last year we decided to host such an event... the Blue Ribbon River Run for Mens’ Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness. So lace up your sneakers, make a date with dad, and plan to join us as we step it up for mens health and prostate cancer awareness!

2014 Blue Ribbon River Run Honorary Chairs

This year's honorary chairs for the Blue Ribbon River Run for Men's Health & Prostate Cancer Awareness are Don Breivogel, Jr., and his father, Don Breivogel, Sr., both prostate cancer survivors. Having a family history of prostate cancer with both his father and grandfather having prostate cancer, Don, Jr. knew the importance of being screened. He had just turned 50 when he received his diagnosis of prostate cancer. Being a father of three sons, Don wants me to understand that treatments have really improved over time. "Awareness is important because this cancer is very treatable when diagnosed early before the cancer has spread beyond the prostate."

2014 Proceeds to Benefit Three Local, Cancer-Related, Not-For-Profit Organizations

The mission of Gilda’s Club Evansville is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are
empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Gilda’s Club Evansville (GCEVV), an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, was founded by Ann & Randy Moore in 2008 after Ann was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ann’s dream was to create a place where people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends, could gather to support one another and celebrate life.

Gilda’s Club offers a life-enriching program in a non-residential homelike setting where FREE wellness/support groups, workshops, and social events are held for individuals and families facing all types of cancer. Gilda’s Club provides a place where anyone touched by cancer can laugh, cry, confront fears, share triumphs, and learn how to LIVE with cancer. It’s a place where people find strength, comfort and wisdom by sharing their experiences.

Gilda’s Club Evansville, 5740 Vogel Rd., Evansville, IN 47715, 812-402-8667, www.gcevv.org

Cancer Care Options mission is to provide emergency assistance for any person with cancer who needs pain medication or other medications related to cancer their physician has prescribed but cannot afford to purchase them.

The overall goal of Cancer Care Options, Inc. is to assist individuals suffering from the discomforts related to cancer treatment or progression of disease by assisting with medicines until such a time other financial resources are available. Skilled pain and symptoms relief is the right for all persons diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Care Options, Inc. believes competent, compassionate care that encompasses the physical discomforts of persons with cancer will also facilitate meeting the emotional, spiritual and social needs that are experienced. As the health care delivery system evolves to meet techno advances, an aging population, managed care programming, limited resources, and increased outpatient services, our challenge is to ensure persons don’t suffer needlessly during this period of change.

Cancer Care Options, Inc., 700 N. Burkhardt Rd., Evansville, IN 47715, 812 474-1110

TOUCH’s mission is to ‘touch’ the lives of cancer patients through non-medical financial assistance.

TOUCH, Inc. is a not for profit organization founded by Cathy Engel. Since 2009 TOUCH, Inc. has awarded over $150,000.00 in support helping cancer patients in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties with up to $250/month for non-medical financial assistance such as transportation, out-of-pocket expenses, utilities, childcare, and housing. This support may continue for up to a year providing the patient is still undergoing treatment or recovery and if funds are available. An application, including financial information and a physician’s statement verifying the cancer diagnosis and treatment, is reviewed by the Board of Directors. All awards are made at the sole discretion of TOUCH. While each application is given careful, individual consideration, TOUCH does not guarantee assistance to anyone.

TOUCH, 2401 E. Chandler Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, 812 477-2550, www.touchindiana.org

Schedule of Events
Friday, June 6th, 2014
• 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Early Packet Pick-up at the Old Lock & Dam Park in Newburgh.

• 4:00 am - 8:00 pm - Car, Truck, and Bike Show to benefit TOUCH at the Old Lock & Dam Park

• 7:30 pm - Car, Truck, and Bike Show Awards Ceremony

• 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Bierstube hosted by Gilda's Club Evansville. $5.00 entry with 100% of proceeds benefitting GCE. Food and beverage for purchase. Food provided by Edgewater Grille and Pita Pit.

• 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Live music by String Theory

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
• 7:00 am
- Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Breakfast at La Veranda (compliments of Edgewater Grille, 1 Water Street) - Receive a FREE ‘I’m a Survivor’ t-shirt and other special goodies, participate in the Survivors’ March, walk/run FREE, and enjoy a BBQ Luncheon Celebration. (Registration is kindly requested. Call Miranda at 812-253-9129 or email Robin at rlawrence@vantageoncology.com.)

• 7:00 am - 8:30 am - Packet Pick-up at Old Lock & Dam Park in Newburgh

• 7:45 am - Prostate Cancer Survivors’ March & Blue Ribbon Welcoming Address March from Preservation Hall, corner of Main and State Street to Old Dam for Welcoming Address and official start of walk/run

• 8:30 am - One Mile Walk (Non-Competitive)

• 8:50 am - Warm-Up by Nancy Cutrell

• 9:00 am - Four Mile Event (Timed)

• 10:30 am - Kids Dash - FREE

• 11:00 am - Presentation of BRRR Awards/Special Honors

• 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - BBQ Luncheon Celebration, prepared by Hawg 'N' Sauce. Desserts compliments of Piece of Cake. Survivors are FREE. Guests $8.00 donation with 100% going to Gilda's Club Evansville.

Giveaways and plenty of FREE educational information!


• Continue ‘A Celebration of Life’ with Gilda's Club Evansvilles' Grillin' for Gilda BBQ Cook-Off Contest, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - After the BRRR Walk/Run and award ceremony, hang around for Grillin' for Gilda BBQ Cook-Off Contest to benefit Gilda's Club Evansville. Sample the BBQ and vote for your favorite for Peoples' Choice as teams battle for braggin' rights with celebrity judging! Awards ceremony for the BBQ team will be at 3:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration
4 Mile Walk/Run or 1 Mile Walk
• $20.00 Registration, $15 Children 12 and under, Kids Dash is Free
with proceeds benefitting Gilda's Club Evansville, Cancer Care Options, and TOUCH

• FREE - Prostate Cancer Survivors are invited to attend the Survivors Breakfast and post-race BBQ luncheon for FREE. For any guests, a $8.00 donation is requested with 100% of proceeds to benefit Gilda's Club Evansville. Survivors will receive a complimentary “I’m a Survivor” t-shirt and other special goodies. We invite you to wear your Survivor t-shirt and participate in the Survivors’ March following breakfast. Survivors can also participate in either the 1-mile or 4-mile race for FREE. Registration is kindly requested. Call Miranda at 812-253-9129 or email Robin at rlawrence@vantageoncology.com.

Participants who preregister for the Blue Ribbon River Run are guaranteed a FREE BRRR t-shirt (limited to the first 800); all others are first come, first served.
Online Registration
Online registration is available until Wednesday, June 4nd, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. using the link below. Early packet pick up will be Friday, June 6th from 4pm-7pm at the Old Locks & Dam Park in Newburgh, IN.

Walk-in/Mail-in Registration
If you wish to register in person or by mail, you may do so by visiting or mailing the registration form to: Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology, Attn: Robin Lawrence, 700 North Burkhardt Road, Evansville, IN 47715.


Race Route
The Blue Ribbon River Run for Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness kicks off with a special Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Breakfast at Preservation Hall, corner of Main and State Street followed by a Survivors’ March to the Old Dam site in Newburgh.

So lace up your sneakers and plan to join us as we step it up for men's health and prostate cancer awareness.

View the 4-mile and 1-mile routes below:


Photos from the 2013 BRRR


Want to form a corporate or family team? Contact our Team Chair, Ann Green, at 812-449-5697. Being a part of a Team is a wonderful way to show your support and a fun way to participate as a group.

Corporate Sponsors
Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates
in partnership with area urologists and:
In-Kind and Media Sponsors

Key Statistics about Prostate Cancer

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

• Approximately 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
• Approximately 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer
• Approximately 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About one man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.




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