After two years, the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute and ZERO Prostate will partner to offer another walk/run to raise money to fund increased education about prostate cancer for men and their families, free prostate screening tests and research for more treatments.
Providers at Tallwood treat more cases of prostate cancer each year than any other facility in the state. The disease, one of the most treatable when detected early, is diagnosed in more than 260,000 new cases each year.
This year’s ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, will step off for a 5K run/walk from Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Main Street in Hartford at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 12. There is also a virtual option for participation.
The family-friendly day also includes survivor and caregiver recognition and a Kids Superhero Dash for Dad.
“Together with ZERO, we work diligently to help bring about an end to prostate cancer and focus on raising awareness of the importance of regular testing for men, making testing available and convenient and helping men get the care they deserve when needed,” said Steven Shichman, MD, physician-in-chief of Tallwood.
Hosting ZERO Prostate reflects the commitment Tallwood Men’s Health made to the men of Connecticut three years ago when the doors opened in Farmington. A unique, comprehensive approach to caring for the specific health needs of men, Tallwood Men’s Health offers the care of specialists in urology, behavioral health, bariatric surgery and medical weight loss, cardiology, endocrinology and primary care, all in one location.
With the success of the Farmington practice, Tallwood Men’s Health has also opened locations in Waterford and, just recently, in Fairfield County.
To register for the ZERO Prostate race, go to www.zerocancer.run/hartford.