BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Chesapeake Urology’s 10th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Walk happened Sunday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
In its 10th year, over 2,300 people were registered participants, raising $500,00 since the event, with more money expected to come in over the next month. The donations help fund critical programs and services to fight prostate cancer for men in undeserved communities throughout the greater Baltimore area.
The money raised will also aid in groundbreaking research to find a cure for the disease.
“Approximately 180,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year – one new case every 2.5 minutes – and more than 26,000 will die from the disease,” said Chesapeake Urology’s President and CEO Sanford Siegel, M.D. “This is a treatable cancer if found early. Chesapeake Urology is committed to finding a cure and saving more lives.”
The event was hosted by two-time World Series champion and prostate cancer survivor Ken Griffy Sr., singer and songwriter Jimmy Charles, Olympic runner Sanjay Ayre, with WJZ’s Bob Turk as emcee.
Last year the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk event raised more than $500,000, with 2,180 registered participants.
Over the past 9 years, the event has raised nearly $3 million dollars.
As part of our Continuing Community Commitment, WJZ is a proud sponsor of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.