Runners raced out of the starting gate at the 4th Annual LA Prostate Cancer 5K, held on Sept. 15 on the University Park Campus. Dubbed the “‘Stash Dash,” the event was held to raise money to help turn the page on the fight against prostate cancer.
After a welcome by Inderbir Gill, MD, MCh, founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology and a recognition of prostate cancer survivors, participants warmed up in a group stretch, and then started out on the 5K course, ending at an area specially set up with health exposition booths and information. Many of the participants wore false moustaches in honor of the day’s theme.
“With the money raised through the LA Prostate Cancer 5K, we will be able to create new therapies, develop better screening tools and ultimately eradicate deaths from the disease,” said Gill.
According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that in 2013, about 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and nearly 29, 720 men will die of prostate cancer. Another 2 million will live with the disease.