The Run for Dad Event is Almost Here

April 21st, 2016 by

Run for Dad Event

Each year on Father’s Day, the American Cancer Society in Mercer County holds the Run for Dad, a race to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer. Now in its 15th year, the Run for Dad also honors the memory of Frank Simms, event co-founder, who lost his battle with prostate cancer in 2005. Over 1,200 people attended in 2015, and the Mercedes-Benz of Princeton team would love for you to join us this year.

Run for Dad Event

The event consists of a 5K run and a 2-mile walk, and children 12 and under are invited to participate in the Kids Run for Dad, where everyone’s a winner! Families are also sure to enjoy the Kids Zone, which will have face painting, clowns, arts and crafts projects, and much more.

Prostate cancer is a disease that affects one in seven men during their lifetimes, and New Jersey has the 3rd highest incidence per capita of prostate cancer in the US. Luckily, the 5-year survival rate for men whose prostate cancer is detected early is nearly 100%, and 93% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will live 10 years or more. The Run for Dad is dedicated to improving those numbers even further, and we could use your help.

To do that, just check out our fundraising page, or participate in the race yourself! It’s sure to be a great time. To learn more about this event, or others coming up on our community calendar, don’t hesitate to call, contact us online, or stop by and visit us in person at 2910 US-1, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648.

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