Father’s Day Race Raises Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The 9th Annual MAN UP Father's Day Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer was held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Riverfront Park near Heinz Field.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The Obediah Cole Foundation was founded by prostate cancer survivors Jerry Bortman & Jerry Livingston along with former Steeler Robin Cole.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The Organization's mission is education, awareness and the early detection of prostate cancer.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The participants line up at the starting line!
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
It wasn't just dads and prostate cancer survivors who participated though, there were plenty of people running in support of and in memory of loved ones.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
Organizers say more than 3,000 people took part, exceeding their goal of 2,500 runners and walkers.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
“It’s a great feeling to come out and see how many people that are involved. This is really tremendous, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 3,000 people that’s here today." -- said Robin Cole
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
Before the race, doves were released. Then, at 8 a.m., the 10K race got underway; the 5K took off at 8:30 and a Fun Walk started at 8:45 a.m.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
All proceeds from the race go to the Obediah Cole Foundation.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
Pointing the runners toward the finish!
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The participants and the crowd that gathered to watch them took in the Pittsburgh skyline from the North Shore.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The crowd gathered near the finish line to cheer on the participants in the last leg of the race.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
The foundation sponsors thousands of free prostate cancer screenings in Western Pennsylvania each year.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
Experts say one in six men has a lifetime risk of prostate cancer.
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
Crossing the finish line!
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Father's Day Run/Walk For Prostate Cancer
"The reason that we are here is to bring about the awareness for that and the education of prostate cancer to save lives. We know that 28,000 men every year die because of this disease and what we want to do is turn it around and get more men to come out and get themselves checked.” -- Robin Cole
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