Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:16
POSTPONED. Visit imfcares.org for an update.
Preparations are underway for the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer taking place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury.
Integrated Medical Foundation was pleased to announce that the run will be supported by a grant from Abbott. Additional support comes from Shiel Medical Laboratory, lead local partner, and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, local partner. The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer raises funds every fall for prostate cancer awareness, education, and support services throughout the New York metro area.
Bringing together athletes, cancer survivors, caretakers, family members, physicians and friends for this community event, the Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer will prove to be a challenging course for the running enthusiast. There will be an on-site health fair as well as free prostate cancer screenings.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., the runners and walkers will be treated to a scenic five-kilometer course on the rolling pathways of the golf course. Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall and Masters Division finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in each of 16 age groups running from 14 and under to 85 and over. The top three finishers in each of two Clydesdale and Athena Weight Divisions will also be presented with awards. The Greater Long Island Running Club is providing race management services and the race will be the final event in the 2012 GLIRC Grand Prix of road races. Start2Finish Corporation will provide timing and scoring, with the timing chip built into a runner’s bib number. Results will be available at glirc.org within 24 hours after the race. The course has been certified and the race sanctioned by USA Track & Field.
The entry fee is $20 to those who register in advance and $30 to those who wait until the day of the race to register. All entrants will receive a high-quality commemorative shirt. You can register online at glirc.org or imfcares.org until 9 a.m. on Nov. 17.
The grand marshal of the run will once again be radio host Curtis Sliwa and the honorary chairman will be Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes of the New England Patriots. You will be able to have your photo taken with Mike on the day of the run in return for a suggested donation of $5 to aid in the fight against prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer affects our loved ones – our fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, sons, grandsons, friends, neighbors and colleagues. One out of six men (one of four African-American men) will have prostate cancer in their lifetime. Per year, 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 30,000 of them will die.