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Advanced Urology raises $100,000 to end prostate cancer
The 2019 ZERO Run/Walk was hosted by Advance Urology Associates at their Joliet, IL location on June 1, 2019. It was the eighth year in a row they participated as one of 42 races around the country. Last year the race series was able to raise over $4.3 million dollars for prostate cancer. Advanced Urology broke last year’s record and was able to contribute $100,000 to the total amount.
The funds raised from the event are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the local chapter of Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network – meetings that Advanced Urology proudly hosts.
Tracy Cameron, who works in Advance Urology’s IMRT center, also doubles her duties as the race director for the past number of years. She credits the tremendous success of this year’s race “to the amount of time, energy, and resources put in by our amazing volunteers.” This effort was lead by volunteer coordinator, Kim Bosman, took on the additional responsibilities beyond her day to day roles at Advanced Urology, as the volunteer coordinator. “Without her help and dedication,” Tracy notes, “many of the behind the scenes actions could not happen.”
The day featured a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. It also includes a family-friendly post-race celebration. Run/walk participants receive tech shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. Beyond the hundreds of hours the volunteers and vendors donate to the race, Tracy points out the contributions beyond volunteering and donating to this event should go the Advanced Urology physicians as well. “They never cease to amaze me” she says. “Their support for not only the race but their drive to help their patients is what makes not only our race but our practice so successful. They are able to see the bigger picture of ZERO and how we as race directors are changing the momentum of prostate cancer by bringing more awareness to this disease.”