FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/12/2018
Contact: Norman Nixon
Community Unites to End Prostate Cancer
Walk2Win Prostate Cancer Unity Walk Celebrates 5 Years of Raising Awareness and Funds
Washington, DC – To end a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes, the Washington Metropolitan community will unite on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to host the “Walk 2 Win” Prostate Cancer 5K Unity Walk. This represents our 5th year of raising awareness and funds to end prostate cancer, a disease that will affect more than 180,000 American men this year alone.
The District of Columbia leads the United States in the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and number of deaths from prostate cancer.
Since the month of June is National Men’s Health Month the walk serves as the perfect time to rally community members to fight against prostate cancer.
“For the past 5 years, the Walk 2 Win Prostate Cancer Unity Walk has rallied the Metropolitan Washington community and given participants a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer,” said Union Temple Baptist Church Pastor Willie F. Wilson. “By mobilizing survivors, patients, caregivers, families, and businesses to raise funds and awareness, we can make prostate cancer awareness a national priority.”
This year’s 5K walk will kick-off at 9:00 am at Haines Point located in northwest Washington, D.C. Participants are asked to pay a $15 dollar registration fee. There is a $5 dollar registration fee for Students and Youth 18 and under. The 5K event is a fun-filled morning enjoyed by participants of all ages and all fitness levels. Some leisurely walk the course, others run or jog,
The Walk 2 Win Prostate Cancer Unity Walk and its local sponsors include the, DC NAACP, Alliance of Concerned Men, State of Emergency Coalition, Nation of Islam Temple #4, Masjid Muhammad, 100 Fathers, Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute Alumni Association, Howard University Cancer Center and Union Temple Baptist Church and Greatness in Motion.
Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Howard University Cancer Center and be used to educate men about prostate cancer and which the importance of getting tested helps them to make an informed decision about getting screened. Funds are also used to support prostate cancer screening and some diagnostic tests.