ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Prostate Cancer Coalition hopes to see thousands join them Saturday morning in running and walking in support of Alaskans battling prostate and testicular cancer, during their signature fund raising event, The Alaska Men’s Run.
“I’d like to see about 10,000 men woman and children coming through the starting line,” says state Prostate Cancer Coalition President Les Day.
The Alaska Men's Run is open to men, women and children, who can choose to either run five miles or walk two miles. The coalition eventually uses entry fee money to help prostate and testicular cancer patients pay for their medical bills, and support community education.
“Money that's donated and raised in Alaska stays in Alaska for Alaska men,” Day says.
One project Alaska Men’s Run funding supports is the Alaska Men’s Retreat. Started as a pilot program in 2009, the Alaska Men's Retreat gives survivors a place to come and heal every year in Copper Landing’s natural setting.