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The home page for The SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk/Run includes a photo from 2012 featuring Eric Fastabend, a young man leading the pack and wearing number 755. Eric is the captain of Team Fastabend. For the sixth consecutive year, the team will be gathering family members, running shoes, water bottles, and beautiful memories to participate in the 2013 SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run in honor of Eric’s father, the late Bill Fastabend.  
 
"It's hard to believe it has been six years since our dad passed," said Eric, a pilot for Southwest Airlines who lives in Naperville. "Had he been tested earlier, he might still be here."
 
Back in 2004, Bill Fastabend was not feeling well.  Ever since the age of 40, Bill had thought of himself as being sufficiently responsible in maintaining his health. He got an annual check-up and was living a relatively healthy lifestyle. His doctors had never brought up the idea of checking PSA numbers. When an initial test was finally done, Bill's PSA was 2000 and he was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer at age 58.
 
"By participating in this event, our hope is to raise awareness of prostate cancer so that other families don't end up with a story that’s similar to ours," said Eric, pictured below with his children, Delaney and Jack.
 
eric fastabend with kidsThis story is another poignant example of how your participation makes a difference for thousands of people and holds special significance for those at the event who have a close connection to someone who’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer or someone who’s been lost to prostate cancer.
 
Remember to enter promotion code SEABLUE4U when you REGISTER FOR THE EVENT and you’ll receive a $5.00 discount.
 
WIN CONCERT TICKETS 
Register by Friday, August 30 at noon CST and be eligible to win two lawn tickets to the Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park. We will also be awarding a second pair of tickets to the individual fundraiser who’s raised the most by 12:00 Noon on August 30.  
 
Winners will be selected at 12:05 pm on Friday, August 30 and will be notified via email or phone. (Disclaimer: Must be 18 or older to win. Promotion excludes staff and board members of the presenting organizations.)
 
EVENT PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFORMATION
Parking lots (fee charged) are located at:
Clark & LaSalle
Lakeshore Drive (at Lincoln Park Zoo)
 
Free remote parking is located at:
Mercy Hospital
2525 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago 60616
 
Shuttle service departs from Mercy Hospital to Lincoln Park at 8:00 am and 9:00 am.
Shuttle service departs from Lincoln Park to Mercy Hospital at 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.
 
WATCH THE KICK-OFF OF THE BEARS / VIKINGS GAME
No need to choose between relaxing for a while after the SEA Blue event or racing home to watch the noon kick-off of the Bears vs. Vikings game. We’ll have a big-screen TV on site at the event streaming the game live until 1:00 pm!
 
Hope to see you there.
 
Warm regards,
 
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Thomas Kirk
President/CEO
Us TOO International
Prostate Cancer
Education & Support Network
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Pamela Reiss
Executive Director
Wellness Place

 
 

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