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Atlanta Nonprofit Targets Prostate Cancer With Father's Day Weekend Dash4Dad 5k Race / 1 Mile Fun Walk

7:35 AM, May 25, 2011   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA May, 6, 2011 In support of its mission to educate, support and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease, the Men's Health & Wellness Center is pleased to join ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer to present the Dash4Dad 5k Race / 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, America's Premier Men's Health Event Series, taking place in 27 cities in 2011.

The Dash4Dad event will begin at 8:00 A.M., rain or shine, on Saturday, June 18, 2011 in the Home Depot/Costco Parking Lot located at 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs, GA. Individual runner/walker pre-registration fee is $20 until June 4 and $25 after June 4. Children under 12 pre-registration fee is $15 until June 4 and $20 after June 4. Phantom runner registration is also $15. Registration forms may be found online at www.DashForDad.com/races/Atlanta or www.MensHealthandWellness.org.

It is anticipated that more than 1,000 participants will join in this event to defeat prostate cancer and maintain screening and patient support programs here in Geirgia. Medals will be awarded to winners in multiple age brackets. T-shirts and refreshments will also be provided for all registered competitors by Dash4Dad sponsors. The event's local sponsors include: Dendreon and Georgia Urology (presenting sponsors), , Dewberry Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, WSB AM750, The Home Depot, Bank of North Georgia, Sweet Tomatoes, RC Cancer Centers and Big Peach Running Co. John Dewberry is the Honorary Chairman of the Atlanta event.

About the Men's Health & Wellness Center
The Men's Health & Wellness Center, a nonprofit center opened in 2007, provides free prostate cancer screening and support groups in the Atlanta area. We provide support for men and their loved ones before, during and after a health crisis. For more information, visit www.MensHealthandWellness.org.

About ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer
We commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer and alleviate the pain from the disease, but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or can manage their illness with high quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering, and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journey.

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