On Saturday, September 27, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) will be hosting its annual car show that not only brings some of the coolest rides around to the campus, it also helps to raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer screening. It’s documented that African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are in a high risk grow when it comes to prostate cancer. But the disease can effect anyone (men older than 40 are at a higher risk), and the more that the community knows about preventative measures, the better. Cruisin’ for a Cure 2014 is presented by West Herr Automotive Group, Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MAN UP), and RPCI.
WHAT: Spectator admission for the car show and prostate cancer screenings is free! The day will feature music, door prizes, raffles and food vendors, as well as a model-car activity for children 8 and up. Free prostate cancer education and screening will be offered for men 40 years and older. Vehicles and clubs are welcome. The car show is open to all special vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles; cost $10 per vehicle registration. Awards to be presented.
All proceeds will be donated to MAN UP, an RPCI-affiliated group committed to helping men make informed decisions about prostate-cancer screening, treatment and survivorship.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prostate cancer screening available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Roswell Park Parking Ramp, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, N.Y.
Prostate cancer education will be provided before screenings are conducted. Preregistration for prostate cancer screenings is encouraged. Additional information is available at 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or online at MANUPbuffalo.org.