15th Annual Gary Papa Run

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About the Gary Papa Run:
In 2002, the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health hosted the very first Father's Day "Run 4 Your Life" 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Walk to promote prostate cancer awareness, and fund educational programming and screenings for men in the Delaware Valley. Action News sportscaster Gary Papa joined the foundation board in 2005, and tirelessly worked to establish and promote the Father's Day Run. After losing his six-year battle to prostate cancer in 2009, the foundation chose to honor his memory and dedication to the cause by renaming the run after him.

Prostate Cancer Fast Facts:
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men, and the fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Family history of prostate cancer increases the chances of being diagnosed with the disease.
Early detection saves lives. All men should ask their doctors for a baseline PSA test and prostate cancer risk assessment starting after age 40.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men, and the fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Family history of prostate cancer increases the chances for being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Early detection saves lives. All men should ask their doctors for a baseline PSA test and prostate cancer risk assessment starting after age 40.

About the Foundation for Breast & Prostate Health:
The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH) is a Philadelphia-based, world-renowned nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation and think tank that serves as a catalyst to advance breast and prostate cancer education, awareness and treatment, while advancing the scope of scientific research through grants to pioneering doctors in both fields. Learn more at: https://www.garypaparun.com/our-story/

Sources:
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/basic_info/
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-key-statistics

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