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A Family event that creates awareness towards prostate cancer.

In August 2013, UT Medical Center celebrated Knoxville’s 6th annual The Man Run presented by Regal Entertainment Group. 100% of the proceeds benefitted  prostate cancer research, outreach and educational programs in East Tennessee. The Man Run is a 10K run 5K run/1-mile fun run/walk at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The nation will observe national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month during September.

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is responsible for more deaths than any other cancer, except for lung cancer.
  • A recent 2013 ACS report estimates there to be 238,590 new prostate cancer cases compared to 234,580 new breast cancer cases.
  • Men have a 35% higher chance of getting prostate cancer than women do of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Prostate cancer accounts for 1 in 4 newly diagnosed cancers each year among American men.
  • Cancer is the second most common death cause of death in the U.S. exceeded by heart disease. In Tennessee, there will be over 4,990 new cases diagnosed in 2013.
  • A recent study from the Tennessee department of health, in conjunction with Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine, concluded that in 2008, prostate cancer was the leading cause of death for men ages 40 - 64 that eclipsed cardiovascular disease.

For more information on prostate cancer and services offered. Information about 2014 Man Run coming Spring 2014!