THE MAN RUN Saturday, Aug. 27

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. But you can help fight the disease in East Tennessee by participating in THE MAN RUN for Prostate Cancer Awareness, presented by Regal Entertainment Group.

Now in its ninth year, THE MAN RUN is an event for the entire family that honors prostate cancer survivors, promotes prostate cancer awareness and raises funds for prostate screening and men’s health research, outreach and educational programs throughout the community, delivered by The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute.MAN RUN 2016 Saturday, Aug. 27 at UT Medical Center

This year’s THE MAN RUN is Saturday, August 27 at 8 a.m. at UT Medical Center. The event includes a 10K and 5K race, as well as a half-mile fun run/walk. Online registration for the event is available at online. For more information, call 865-305-8583.

“Excluding skin cancers, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men and it is the second leading cancer causing death in men,” said Renee Hawk, vice president of the Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center. “Prostate cancer is a serious disease and THE MAN RUN is an extremely positive event for our community as it promotes prostate cancer awareness and supports important screening and education programs for men.”

In addition to the race, there will be a breakfast for prostate cancer survivors and their guest beginning at 7 am in the Cancer Institute parking lot. Parking will be available in Parking Garage H.  Please RSVP to 865-305-6970 to attend the breakfast.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 181,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and more than 26,000 men will die from the disease this year. Early detection, through methods such as prostate cancer screenings, is crucial to boosting survival rates.