Atlanta, GA April 16, 2012 In support of its mission to educate, support and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease, the Men's Health & Wellness Center is pleased to join ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer to present the Dash4Dad 5k Race / 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, America's Premier Men's Health Event Series, taking place in 35 cities in 2012.
The Dash4Dad event will begin at 8:00 A.M., rain or shine, on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in the Home Depot/Costco Parking Lot located at 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs, GA. Individual runner/walker pre-registration fee is $25 until May 1st, $30 from May 2nd through June 15th and $35 the day of the race. Children under 12 pre-registration fee is $15. Phantom runner registration is $20. Registration forms may be found online at www.DashforDad.com/races/Atlanta.
It is anticipated that more than 1,000 participants will join in this event to defeat prostate cancer and maintain screening and patient support programs here in Georgia. Medals will be awarded to winners in multiple age brackets. T-shirts and refreshments will also be provided for all registered competitors by Dash4Dad sponsors. Additionally, participants will receive special price tickets to the Atlanta Braves game on Father's Day.
The event's local sponsors include: Piedmont Hospital, Dendreon and Georgia Urology (presenting sponsors), The Coca-Cola Company, WSB AM750, The Home Depot, Sweet Tomatoes, Northside Hospital, Atlanta Hawks, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia Intimacy and Wellness Center, The Dewberry Foundation and Phidippides. John Dewberry is the Honorary Chairman of the Atlanta event.
About the Men's Health & Wellness Center
The Men's Health & Wellness Center, a nonprofit center opened in 2007, provides free prostate cancer screening and support groups in the Atlanta area. We provide support for men and their loved ones before, during and after a health crisis. For more information, visit www.MensHealthandWellness.org.
About ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer
We commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer and alleviate the pain from the disease, but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or can manage their illness with high quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering, and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journey.