BENEFITING: PIN DOWN BLADDER CANCER
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015
Jennifer Jezequel wrote -
Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and fifth overallwith an estimated 500,000 people in the US alone currently affected
Bladder cancer receives 10-20 times less funding than other most common tumor types
There are 70,000 new cases nationally with 14,000 deaths
The rate of recurrence is 50 to 75%
80% of cases occur in men
It is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis
PIN DOWN BLADDER CANCER
Pin Down Bladder Cancer (PDBC), headquatered in New York, is dedicated to increasing public awareness of bladder cancer through the charitable, educational and scientific means and raising funds to support programs and organizations that conduct and/or promote bladder cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
The proceeds raised from the PDBC initiatives go to support Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) bladder cancer Translational Science Program. The translational science studies focus on the development of early detection strategies to improve more timely diagnosis and a molecular characterization effort designed to identify the critical pathways driving the growth of bladder cancer cells.
PDBC is excited to announce its first annual 5K and 10K run on Roosevelt Island on April 18th. The members of Team Mick's Mightly Plungers will be running the race in honor of our dad, who was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Please join Team Mick's Mighty Plungers in supporting PDBC!
For more information, please visit https://www.pindownbladdercancer.org/