Reporting Paul Martino
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Every Father’s Day for the past 10 years, the Obediah Cole Foundation has been doing something to help save men’s lives.
They hold a walk/run to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer education and screening. It’s one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler and Super Bowl champion Robin Cole is the honorary chair.
Thousands came out for the annual event at River Front Park on the North Shore Sunday.
Prostate cancer can often ignored until it’s too late. Guys like George Guiley got a simple blood test and beat prostate cancer.
“I was 53-years-old. I’m 63 now,” said Guiley. “It’s just like, I’m living. I have to continue to live.”
Guiley got a blood test called a PSA. Any man with a history of prostate cancer in their family is urged to get the test at age 40. Other men should get it done by age 45.
“What we need to do as men, is we need to get checked,” said Cole. “The PSA test is what we should be doing. We want to get men out there, get him checked.”
The race honors Cole’s father, the late Obediah Cole.
About 30,000 American men lose their life to prostate cancer every year. The money raised at Sunday’s run/walk will pay for prostate cancer screenings.