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.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
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.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
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.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning