A pack of runners competiting in a local five thousand meter race, both men and women together, on a sunny summer early evening

ProstAware and Men’s Health & Wellness run4DAD event

Atlanta, GA, June 1, 2017 – Georgia Urology is a proud sponsor for the Men’s Health & Wellness and ProstAware run4DAD 5k Race / 1 Mile Walk / kids4DAD event on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  The annual Father’s Day weekend road race is a certified race presented by Men’s Health & Wellness for the 8th consecutive year to continue its mission to educate, support, and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent diseases.

This year’s race is again dedicated to former Men’s Health & Wellness Executive Director, Joe Blumberg, who lost his battle with prostate cancer in December 2015.  Joe was the passionate organizer of the original Father’s Day race, formerly known as the Dash4Dad through a previous partnership with ZERO.  Joe often spoke about his journey with the disease and the importance of raising awareness for men, just as the race continues to do in his stead today.

The run4DAD event will begin at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine, in the Home Depot/Costco Parking Lot located at 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs, GA 30328.  While all cancer survivors run for free, the individual runner/walker pre-registration fee is $30, and the race day fee is $35. However, children under 12 only have to pay $15. The phantom runner cost (affectionately deemed “snoozin4DAD”) is $35.   If you’re not feeling inspired to sign up just yet, race shirts and refreshments will also be provided for all registered participants. Prizes will also be awarded to winners in multiple age brackets.

More than 600 runners are expected to participate in this event dedicated to maintaining patient education and support programs here in Georgia—a cause which Georgia Urology is passionate about. Run4DAD hopes to raise a total of 90,000 dollars. With your help, we believe they can reach this goal.