Dayton joined fourth annual ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K

Published: Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:50 PM

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Members of the community gathered today at 8:30 a.m. to join the fight to end prostate cancer by participating in the fourth annual ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K.

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Dayton joined more than 40 communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Walk series that promotes awareness for prostate cancer and educates men about their risk.

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“The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk rallies communities and gives participants a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. 

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More than 5,340 men in Ohio will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, that is one in every nine men, according to the ZERO organization.

“We’re making prostate cancer a national priority. The Run/Walk series is a way to mobilize the prostate cancer community and raise funds for patient support programs to ensure that no man has to face prostate cancer alone.”