4th Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Returns to Los Angeles
Join ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Long Beach as we race to the finish for the Fourth Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Los Angeles. The 5K run/walk is a part of ZERO’s annual Run/Walk series, which raises awareness and funds to end prostate cancer. This year, ZERO will bring the series to nearly 40 cities nationwide!
“Our family-friendly Run/Walk series invites our local partner network – which includes doctor offices, local charities, and sponsors – to come together and help us take a huge step in the fight to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free from prostate cancer,” ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse said. “This series is a great chance for men, women, children, and families of all ages to increase awareness and raise funds to end a disease that affects one in seven fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, grandfathers, partners, and friends.”
In 2014 we added two exciting programs to the Run/Walk series, including the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Kids ages nine and under can take part in the Dash, where they will participate on race day in a short dash and at the finish line receive superhero capes! Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandpa and other male role models – to take charge and remain invested in their health. Also back for the second year is the Snooze For Dudes program for those who are unable to participate on race day but would still like to help end prostate cancer by raising awareness and funds.
The Run/Walk series brings our passion for making prostate cancer a national priority to local communities, and is supported locally in LA by Prostate Cancer Research Institute and Skyline Urology. The series also encourages those who wish to have a voice to raise awareness and speak out about the disease. For local Los Angeles resident Juan Batres, the cause is personal. Juan’s father, Enrique Batres, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2012. In April of 2014, Juan and his family received devastating news: his father’s cancer had spread and there were no further treatment options. After a lengthy, courageous battle with the disease, his father passed away in May of 2014 at the age of 66. A month later, Juan got involved with ZERO at the recommendation of a friend.
“I participated in the LA Run/Walk for the first time last year with my wife, in honor of my dad. This year I hope to have my immediate family and my friends participate to raise awareness and funds for the disease,” said Batres. “Since I got involved in that first race, I have been doing my best to share information and learn as much as I can about the disease and those it affects. I proudly wear my ZERO wristband as a reminder of what – and who – we’re fighting for, and this year my goal is to continue to educate, encourage screening and raise funds for further research that will hopefully lead to an end to this disease.”
Early Packet Pick-Up/Registration: Friday, June 26, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Belmont Shore Location
5338 E. 2nd. St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Race Day Schedule: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up – 7:30 am – 8:30 am
5K Run/Walk Start – 8:30 am
Kids Superhero Dash for Dad Start – 9:30 am
Post Race Celebration – 9:30 am
5K Awards Ceremony –9:45 am
Shoreline Aquatic Park
Located behind the Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
REGISTRATION: Please click here to register.