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!