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 10, 2017, to host the “Walk 2 Win” Prostate Cancer 5K Unity Walk. This represents our fifth 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 June is National Men’s Health Month, this is the perfect time to rally community members to fight against prostate cancer.
“For the past five 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 8:00 am at Hain‘s 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 children 12 and under. The 5K event is a fun-filled morning enjoyed by participants of all ages and all fitness levels. Some walk the course leisurely, while others run or jog.
The Walk 2 Win Prostate Cancer Unity Walk and its local sponsors include the Community Wellness Alliance, DC NAACP, Alliance of Concerned Men, State of Emergency Coalition, Masjid Muhammad, Greatness in Motion, 100 Fathers, Washington Med-Star, Howard University Cancer Center, and Union Temple Baptist Church.
Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Howard University Cancer Center and used to educate men about prostate cancer and the importance of getting tested.