Chesapeake Joins More Than 60 Communities Nationwide to Raise Awareness of Bladder Cancer
Did you know that more than 70,000 men and women are diagnosed with bladder cancer and more than 15,000 people die of it each year? Over half a million Americans live with bladder cancer and 2.9 million dollars is spent on treating people with bladder cancer each year.
BUT TREATMENTS HAVE NOT CHANGED IN OVER THIRTY YEARS!
More research needs to be done and more people need to know about bladder cancer – what can cause bladder cancer, what to look for, and what to do about it!
A walk is taking place on Saturday May 3rd at the City of Chesapeake Municipal Center—Cedar Road at 9am to raise awareness of bladder cancer among the people of Hampton Roads. Local volunteer organizer, Lori Barnhart, will lead the walk.
This is one of over 60 walks taking place all across the USA on May 3rd which the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is spearheading to raise awareness and raise funds for its programs to support those affected by bladder cancer, to advocate for bladder cancer, and to increase research into this neglected disease.
To learn more about the 2014 Chesapeake Area Walk for Bladder Cancer and bladder cancer, and to interview someone with direct experience of this type of cancer, please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com
For more information visit www.bcan.org