September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center is encouraging men to spread awareness and take charge of their prostate health this month. Chicago Prostate Cancer Center has created a variety of different events to spread awareness for prostate cancer and seed implants at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center.
Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness
On September 9th, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center hosted its 8th Annual Run and Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness. The event featured NBC5 news anchor, Dick Johnson and live music from local cover band Blue Sky Blind band. The event also featured a raffle, face painting and silent auctions. The Run & Walk raised more than $45,000 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, with over 390 participants. All registered participants in the 5K were timed, and the three fastest runners for each age group were recognized with a medal or ribbon.
Each year, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center hosts free prostate cancer screenings to men in the community. The risk of prostate cancer significantly increases with age; men over the age of 45 are encouraged to begin yearly prostate cancer screenings. In its early stages, there are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer. This is why getting screened is so critical.
During the month of September, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center is inviting everyone to participate in the #ChicagoProstateRibbon Challenge. In order to partake in the challenge, participants need to
- Take a picture with the CPCC Ribbon.
- Post the photo to personal social media channels.
- Tag @ChicagoProstate and use #ChicagoProstateRibbon.
- Nominate a friend to join the challenge!
We’re encouraging participants to help spread the word about prostate cancer. Looking for other ways to contribute? Grill 89 by Ditka’s is donating 15% of Chef’s Daily feature sales to Prostate Foundation of Chicago during the month of September. Be sure to stop in and enjoy a great meal while supporting a great cause.
Monthly Educational Support Groups
Find support. Our monthly educational support group meetings are open to all- survivors, new patients, wives, partners, family members and anyone else who is interested in prostate cancer and treatment options. Meeting are hosted by prostate cancer expert, Dr. Brian J. Moran or other credible healthcare providers. Find out more information about our meeting here: https://www.chicagoprostatefoundation.org/chicago-prostate-foundation-events/
During the month of September, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center is encouraging anyone and everyone to participate in prostate cancer awareness. It’s never too late, nor too early, to start thinking about your prostate health. To find out about different events going on with Chicago Prostate Cancer center, visit our website and like us on social media!