Riverwalk For Dads To Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center’s Prostate Research Programs

June 01, 2010

TAMPA, FL– Lace up your walking shoes and start Father’s Day weekend on the right foot. The Inaugural 2K Riverwalk for Dads is at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, along The Tampa Riverwalk at Channelside, beginning and ending at the Tampa Bay History Center. All proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center.

This family-friendly, slow-paced walk will end with a hot breakfast prepared by the Columbia Café on the terrace of the Tampa Bay History Center. Families will enjoy musical entertainment and kid-friendly characters.    

The entry fee is a donation of $20 per adult, $10 for children younger than 12 and free for children in strollers. Registration includes breakfast and half off of admission to the Tampa Bay History Center when participants show their registration wristband on June 19.

“My goal in creating the Riverwalk for Dads is to generate awareness among men about the need for getting tested for prostate cancer,” said Richard Gonzmart, president of Columbia Restaurant. 

The American Cancer Society reported in 2009 that about one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and about one in 35 men will die. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, behind only lung cancer.

For sponsorship information and to register, please visit www.riverwalkfordads.org

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.