12th Year of Raising Funds and Awareness
Includes First Responders & Baseball Legend
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#5K–Registration is open for the 12th Annual SEA Blue Chicago
Prostate Cancer Walk & Run at www.seablueprostatewalk.org.
“SEA” represents the Support, Education & Advocacy that the event helps
to provide to the prostate cancer community. Proceeds go to help fund
the work of Us TOO International (www.ustoo.org),
a nonprofit that provides educational resources and support services to
the prostate cancer community at no charge.
SEA Blue will take place on Sunday, September 11, from 8 a.m. to
noon, in Lincoln Park at LaSalle and Stockton on Chicago’s
lakefront. The event will honor prostate cancer survivors as warriors
and guardians of the next generation and thank local first responders in
recognition of 9/11. Prostate cancer survivor and baseball legend Ken
Griffey Sr. will be there to remind men to speak up about prostate
The event features a 5K run certified by the Chicago Area Runners
Association (CARA) and a walk for individuals and teams. Physicians will
provide disease education presentations. Free PSA (prostate-specific
antigen) testing will be available. The event includes a performance by
the Jesse White Tumblers, music, free lunch and snacks, a “Family Fun
Zone” for kids, and much more.
“There’s an urgent need for prostate cancer support, education and
advocacy here in Chicagoland and across the country,” said Us TOO CEO
Chuck Strand. “Within the next eight years, the number of men diagnosed
with prostate cancer is estimated to increase from nearly three million
today to 4.2 million as baby boomers age. Every one of these men and his
loved ones will need information to make smart choices for minimizing
the impact of the disease while maximizing the quality of life.”
“SEA Blue brings together Chicagoland’s prostate cancer community for a
day of family fun, togetherness, self-empowerment, support, education,
and remembrance. UroPartners is pleased to partner with Us TOO in
increasing prostate cancer awareness through this event,” noted Dr.
Richard Harris, CEO at UroPartners.
Event registration is $40 for adult runners, $35 for adult walkers, $25
for child runners, $20 for child walkers, and free for children six and
under. Those unable to attend who still want to fundraise can register
at no charge as a “virtual mover.”
SEA Blue is presented by Us TOO International and UroPartners (www.uropartners.com/).
Primary event sponsors include: Astellas/Medivation, Bayer Healthcare,
AbbVie, Novartis, Pints for Prostates, Boston Scientific, Dendreon,
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Genomic Health, TOLMAR and Home Run
About Us TOO International
Us TOO International is a nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer
community by providing educational resources and support services at no
charge. This includes more than 200 volunteer-led support groups across
the country and abroad to help men and their spouses/partners and
families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection,
treatment options and related side effects. The organization was founded
by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate
cancer. The mission of Us TOO is to provide hope and improve the lives
of those affected by prostate cancer through support, education and
advocacy. Visit www.ustoo.org for
more information or call 630-795-1002.
UroPartners, LLC is a Chicagoland area urology practice with over 70
providers and 35 locations. UroPartners maintains its own pathology lab
and two prostate treatment centers located in Glenview and downtown
Chicago. UroPartners provides the highest quality of patient care and
outcomes in the treatment of urological conditions. For more information
about UroPartners, LLC providers, services, and programs, visit www.uropartners.com
or to schedule an appointment call (630)-UROLOGY.