500 men walk, run, bike for cancer awareness
The twenty-third annual Alaska Men’s Race is your chance to run with a cause, and help men fight back against prostate and testicular cancer. Co-chairs Tristan Walsh, Casey Anderson, and race veteran Mike Walsh joined KTVA’s Daybreak to discuss the event.
“The American cancer society estimates 320 new cases each year in the state of Alaska," said Mike, "About 20 to 50 deaths."
With numbers, this large, screening is very important. Anderson gave an idea of when men should start getting screened.
"Generally what we recommend is at age 40, that's when most people should start getting screened," He explained. "However, if you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you are an African American individual we recommend earlier because the prevalence in those populations is higher."
Turnout for the Alaska Men's Run is expected to be around 500 people running, walking, or biking. The goal is to raise money for the fight against cancer and for Alaska itself.
"All the money that we raise goes back to the state of Alaska for awareness," said Walsh, a cancer survivor himself. "The university has had quite a bit of work with it and the cancer society."
The run is five or two miles, and takes place Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Anchorage Football Stadium.
To register and learn more, head to alaskamensrun.com.
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