In order to recognize Bladder Cancer Awareness Month this May, The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) will hold a series of Walks throughout the month to “shine a light” on one of the country’s silent illnesses – bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in America and affects men and women of all ages, colors, and backgrounds.
The Walks to End Bladder Cancer began in 2011 as a national Walk for Bladder Cancer. Now in its seventh year, the Walks have expanded to more than 25 locations across the county, engaging approximately 3,000 participants annually. Collectively, the Walks have raised more than $3 million toward bladder cancer education, awareness, and research.
This year, GBU is proud to be the local presenting sponsor:
BCAN Presents the Greater Boston Urology Walk to End Bladder Cancer
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Check-in: 8:00 am
Program starts at 9:00 am
Walk begins immediately following
440 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02216
Here’s the link to the Team GBU page – we appreciate your support!
In addition, the Prudential Tower will be illuminated in orange on May 1 to kick off Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and to promote the Walk.
Dr. Michael J. Curran, CEO of Greater Boston Urology, says, "At GBU we believe strongly in advocacy and community outreach. Bladder cancer doesn't receive as much attention as other diseases. Yet, like any disease, early detection is critical to positive outcomes. Increasing everyone's awareness about bladder cancer while honoring those who've lost their lives to this disease is extremely important. By sponsoring BCAN's walk in Boston, GBU can build awareness at the community level."
"The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is grateful to Greater Boston Urology for their demonstrated dedication to bladder cancer patients and ensuring that more and more people are aware of the risks. GBU’s focus on bladder cancer in the Greater Boston area is evident," says BCAN’s CEO, Andrea Maddox-Smith. "We’re especially excited to have GBU support BCAN in our efforts for Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. With both the Prudential Tower illuminating in orange on May 1st and the GBU Walk to End Bladder Cancer on May 5th, Boston is really 'shining a light on bladder cancer.'"