LOS ANGELES, October 20, 2011 – The USC Institute of Urology and USC Norris Cancer Hospital will be hosting the 2nd Annual L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K race scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2011 at USC’s famed Tommy Trojan. The 5K is open to all levels of runners, joggers and walkers, and will be held at the University of Southern California, starting at 8:30 a.m.
The 5K was created to raise awareness about prostate cancer – the most common cancer among men aside from skin cancer – affecting more than two million men in the United States who are currently living with the disease right now. Because of the lack of knowledge and concern with the potential side effects of the treatment process, many men avoid treatment – despite effective therapy. About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
“USC is honored to host this second annual 5K to benefit those affected by prostate cancer," said C. L. Max Nikias, president of USC. "Our support reflects the USC community's determination to bring this important health issue to the fore, as well as our ongoing commitment to advancing cancer research, prevention, and treatment."
Alongside KABC and Clear Channel Radio, the 5K supports the growing need to promote research for furthering the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. All proceeds and donations from this...