Georgia Urology was incredibly proud to sponsor the F.A.S.T. PACE RACE for the 10th year in a row, all in the effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer!
The F.A.S.T. PACE RACE was presented by the Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T) and the Prostate Condition Education Council (PCEC). The proceeds of their half marathon, 5k, 10k, and 1m courses promoted awareness and provided education regarding the importance of screening and early detection. Georgia Urology was also excited to offer free PSA screenings and prostate exams from our expert team as a part of our outreach for the race. We’re proud to say a total of 41 men took part in this service.
The number one way to prevent prostate cancer is by staying proactive in yearly exams. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and 26,730 men will die from prostate cancer this year alone. It’s one of the leading causes of death in men, claiming the lives of every 1 in 39 men. With this in mind, the Georgia Urology team works hard, inside the doctors’ offices and out, to lower the number of lives affected by prostate cancer.
This year’s race happened on October 27th, 2018 at the Cumming Fairgrounds starting at 8:00 AM. Special guest Steve Scott was this year’s 2018 spokesperson. Steve is a 3-time Olympian who broke many middle-distance records in his career. He held the outdoor Mile record for 26 years and the indoor for 24 years. Steve ran an astounding 137 times at a sub-4 minute mile pace. Steve still runs and ran the Fast Pace 5k.
As well, many of our employees participated in this year’s race. Check out the photos from this year’s event!