Rain or shine, a crowd sporting positive attitudes and determined spirits will gather once again on September 14th in Lincoln Park for the 10th anniversary of the SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run. The tradition will continue on many levels for many people—from runners pushing to shave seconds off their time while racing to the finish line—to walkers waving a team flag to honor a loved one who’s lost his battle.
Please register and/or donate to help make this year’s SEA Blue 10th anniversary event bigger and better than ever!
Becoming empowered with prostate cancer information is essential to making smart treatment choices and maintaining the highest possible quality of life. Prostate cancer survivor Kevin Coster from Oak Forest, IL, is a prime example. At 57 years old, Kevin took first place in the SEA Blue 5K run last year in his age division with a time of 25:38.7. Congratulations once again, Kevin! We look forward to seeing you at the event this year and cheering you on to achieve your personal best!
Ten years ago, three impassioned volunteers directly impacted by prostate cancer decided to fight back. Russ Gould, Myrna Porter and Shirley Grey founded what is today the SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run in 2005 to increase awareness for prostate cancer and recognize it as the second largest cancer killer of men following lung cancer. Sadly, Myrna and Shirley each lost her husband to prostate cancer, and Russ Gould passed away last December after battling the disease for 16 years. But the dedication to the event and commitment to its purpose are alive and well in the prostate cancer community. Nancy O’Brien, Russ Gould’s daughter, will be joined by her brothers, Russ Jr. and team captain Scott Gould, along with family members and friends to honor Russ at this year’s SEA Blue walk. They will carry the flag for TEAM RUSS GOULD as a tribute to the positive impact that Russ continues to have on so many people in the prostate cancer community; and as a reminder that we still have much to do.
DONATE to support the event or to support an individual participant or a team.
REGISTER to participate in the event as a runner or a walker. Save $5.00 with the discount code: SEA82114.
Once you’re registered as a participant, LOG ONTO YOUR PARTICIPANT CENTER to reach out with emails to family and friends to request donations to support your effort. (As another way for us to show our appreciation, check out our fundraising prize incentives!)
Flags are awarded to those teams that have raised at least $1500 by August 29th. Teams committed to raising the funds by the day of the event can also receive a team flag by contacting Terri (email@example.com or 877-978-7866) no later than the morning of Friday, August 29th.
Free Parking & Free Shuttle Bus
2525 S. Michigan Avenue
Bus departures for Lincoln Park SEA Blue event at 8:00 am and 9:00 am.
Bus departures from Lincoln Park back to Mercy Hospital at noon and 1:00 pm.
Us TOO (home office)
2720 S. River Road (Park on the NORTH END of parking lot to avoid being towed.)
Des Plaines, IL
Bus departure for Lincoln Park SEA Blue event at 7:30 am.
Bus departure from Lincoln Park back to Us TOO/Des Plaines at 12:30 pm.
Please RSVP for the Us TOO/Des Plaines shuttle bus no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 12th, by contacting Chuck (firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-795-1002).
Make a Difference
For almost 25 years, Us TOO has offered real hope to those battling prostate cancer by providing opportunities to gain the knowledge that’s necessary to take control of managing the disease through an arsenal of resources:
• Us TOO website
• Online communities
• Toll-free Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine
• Chapter/support group services
• HotSheet newsletter
• News You Can Use updates
• Chapter News
• Educational materials – digital and printed
• Educational events and presentations
The SEA Blue partnership with Wellness Place has developed new services specific to the needs of the prostate cancer community in the greater Chicagoland area.
On behalf of the men, spouses/partners and families we have helped in the prostate cancer community, and those we will help due in part to your support for this event - Thank You!
The SEA Blue Team