10th Annual Prostate Cancer Walk A Huge Success

POUGHKEEPSIE – Premier Cares Foundation held its10th Annual Prostate Cancer Walk on Sunday, September 8thon the beautiful Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. Over 300 people and a few four-legged friends gathered to raise nearly $50,000 in support of the organization’s “Care” Fund.

Each year this event draws hundreds of people in the Hudson Valley community who have been touched by the disease in some way. Over 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, and 1 in 9 will be diagnosed during his lifetime. Prostate cancer, however, is one of the most curable types of cancer, if detected in the early stages.

“It is heartwarming to know that so many people from the Hudson Valley have made the Prostate Cancer Walk a staple in their September schedule. With the help of over 300 attendees, 40 sponsors and 50 volunteers, we are succeeding in our mission to bring awareness to prostate cancer and encourage men to be proactive and get screened,” said Gia McCormack, Executive Director of Premier Cares Foundation.

The 10th annual event featured on-site entertainment from Chris Marino of Q92; the DaVinci Robot was on hand for participants to experience; Maria Hickey sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem; complimentary refreshments were enjoyed by all; and the Marist College Pep Band led the walk onto the Walkway.

Money raised by the Walk supports local patients and prostate programs to offer free screenings and other support services. Come walk in honor or in memory of a loved one!Free screenings are currently being offered on Monday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Redl Center for Cancer Care, 19 Baker Avenue, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Reservations are required. Please call 845.483.5997 to make your appointment.

Premier Cares Foundation provides support, awareness, education and treatment to those individuals in our community lacking sufficient funds to address significant urologic and digestive health issues. For more information, please visitwww.premiercaresfoundation.com

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