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Blue Ribbon River Run

Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at the Old Dam Site in Newburgh, Indiana

Purpose/Mission

Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates in partnership with Deaconess and area urologists present the 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 11 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 11 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. So this year we’ve decided to host such an event... the Blue Ribbon River Run for Mens’ Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness. The Blue Ribbon River Run is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th as the official kick-off to prostate cancer awareness month which is September. So lace up your sneakers and plan to join us as we step it up for mens health and prostate cancer awareness!

Schedule of Events
Friday, September 6th, 2013
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Early Packet Pick-up at the Old Dam site in Newburgh, IN.
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
• 7:00 am
- Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Breakfast at Preservation Hall - Receive a FREE ‘I’m a Survivor’ t-shirt and other special goodies, participate in the Survivors’ March and walk/run FREE (Registration is kindly requested. Call Robin Lawrence at 812-474-6000 or email Robin at rlawrence@vantageoncology.com.)

• 7:00 am - 8:15 am - Packet Pick-up at Old Dam site in Newburgh

• 8:10 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/Run

• 9:00 am - Four Mile Walk/Run

• 10:30 am - Presentation of Awards/Special Honors

Giveaways and plenty of FREE educational information!

• Continue ‘A Day to Celebrate Life’ with TOUCH
11:00 am - 10:00 pm - FAMILY DAY & TWILIGHT on the TRAIL! TOUCH is a not for profit organization whose sole mission is to ‘TOUCH’ the lives of cancer patients through non-medical financial assistance. Since 2009, TOUCH has been able to fund over $150,000 in assistance for persons with cancer in Vanderburgh & Warrick counties.

Fees and Registration
4 Mile Walk/Run or 1 Mile Walk
• $20.00 Registration
with proceeds benefitting TOUCH

• FREE - Any Prostate Cancer Survivor is invited to attend our Special Survivors’ Breakfast, receive a FREE ‘I’m a Survivor’ t-shirt and other special goodies, participate in the Survivors’ March and walk/ run FREE (Registration is kindly requested. Call Robin Lawrence at 812-474-6000 or email Robin at rlawrence@vantageoncology.com.)

Participants who preregister for the Blue Ribbon River Run are guaranteed a FREE BRRR t-shirt; all others are first come, first served.
Online Registration
Online registration is available until Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. using the form below. Early packet pick up will be Friday, August 30th at Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology from 8am-5pm or Friday, September 6th from 4pm-7pm at the Old Dam 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:


Course Photos



Sponsors
Vantage Oncology and Therapy Associates
in partnership with area urologists and:


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 2013 are:

• Approximately 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
• Approximately 29,720 men will die of prostate cancer
• Approximately 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two thirds 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 67.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 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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