2014 APCF Virtual Run/Walk
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Virtual 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run/walk is an opportunity for walkers and runners to participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness month! The Foundation helps Arkansas men beat the odds through education, free screenings, advocacy and its statewide network of support groups. Join us for the run/walk and Blue Ribbon Campaign this September.
What is a Virtual Race?
A virtual race is a sporting event where everyone sets their own course and runs or walks their own race wherever they happen to be on the planet. You sign up online and run your race sometime between the dates listed below. Keep track of your time and report it back to us. NO PROOF IS REQUIRED. However, we love to see pictures of you completing your race!
When is the Virtual Race?
September 1st - September 29. September is Prostate Cancer awareness month so we ask you to complete your race between September 27 and September 29. Run/walk/crawl where ever you are whenever you can. You can even complete
What is the cost? And what does it include?
$15.00- includes awesome finishers medal or "bling" which will be shipped directly to you. ALL proceeds go to the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and their mission!
What is the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation?
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation’s mission is to promote awareness, encourage timely detection and support improved treatment of prostate cancer in Arkansas. The APCF believes that access to information and treatment should be available to every man in Arkansas. Education, survivor support and timely detection are top priorities for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Foundation sponsors public education programs throughout the state, including health fairs, industrial worksites and churches. The APCF provides free screening in collaboration with health departments, churches, local physicians, nurses, and other community based organizations. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Peer Network provides emotional support in group settings as well as individual telephone support for men and their partners.
About Prostate Cancer
American Cancer Society 2013 figures show that in the state of Arkansas nearly 2,370 men will receive a new diagnosis of prostate cancer and 320 men will die from prostate cancer. So, what is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the growth of malignant or cancerous cells in the prostate gland. These cells may — or may not — grow and spread beyond the prostate to surrounding glands and tissues. Even if the cancer spreads beyond the prostate to other body organs, it is still called prostate cancer.
It is important to know that prostate cancer grows at different rates in different men. Compared to most cancers, prostate cancer tends to grow very slowly. Therefore, prostate cancer may have little or no effect on how a man feels, or how long he lives. But, there are types of prostate cancer that can be very aggressive and grow and spread beyond the prostate gland to other parts of the body.
For more information about prostate cancer detection, treatment, and recovery, please contact the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation at1(800) 338-1383 or www.arprostatecancer.org.
How it works...
2). Print your bib. 1 Mile Bib, 5K Bib, 10K Bib (COMING SHORTLY-LINK CURRENTLY INACTIVE)
3). Run or walk the distance you sign up for (10K = 6.2 miles, 5K = 3.1 miles 1 mile = 1 mile)
4). Post a picture of you and your time here! (not required)
5). You will receive a medal approximately 2 weeks after the event!
This year there will be some intriquing items available at our live auction. Below is a short list.
1. Fully Stocked, Reclaimed Wood Wine and Spirits Bar
2. So you wanna Be a Rock N Roll star with the B Flats
3. Villa Vista Magnifica 7 Nights in Costa Rica
4. 7 Nights in Angel Fire, New Mexico
5. A Political Free for All debate between John Brummett and Bill Vickery
6. Dickey Stephens Park Baseball dream package
7. Nolan Ryan autographed baseball Package
8. Women's Pearl Necklace
9. Sheryl Crow and Rascal Flats concert and meet and greet with Sheryl Crow
10. Women's Pearl Bracelet
The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation has graciously renewed its support in the form of a grant in the amount of $15,000 for the Foundation's 2014 calendar year. We appreciate greatly all the support we get from the various Foundations, Corporations and Individuals. The Frueauff grant is very precious to us as it supplies funding for the Foundation's operations, covering essential things that are required for the Foundation to carry out its mission and conduct its programs. The Frueauff Foundation is the primary funder for our operational support. Without this support, it would make it difficult for the Foundation to conduct our various programs. The Board and the staff of the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation would like to take this opportunity to extend our hand and thank the Frueauff Foundation, on behalf of all the men we serve, for their generous support.
This September the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation decided to try something new to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle in combatting prostate cancer. We found out about the new craze for “Virtual Races” from Brenda Stallings, APCF supporter and marathon extraordinaire who will be running in the Rome Marathon in honor of her grandfather and also to raise money for our Foundation. In our digital age of computers, busy schedules and crazy work hours, a virtual race appeals to everyone because each individual participant chooses the time, route, and terrain for his or her run/walk.
Anyone can participate anywhere and at any time between September 1 – 30. APCF Outreach Coordinator Cara Harris worked with Brenda Stallings to kick off Prostate Cancer Awareness month with the First Annual APCF Virtual 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run/walk! Over 80 people including the entire Foundation staff registered for $15.00, completed their individual run/walks, and received awesome finisher’s medals. All proceeds of the event benefit the Foundation.
We loved posting each picture sent to us on the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Facebook page! Below are a few of our favorites! The APCF Virtual Run/ Walk will be an annual event - we are already planning for next year!