Shine a light with us in recognition of men's health during September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, Sep 28, in Downtown Houston, as we run (and dance!) for dads, sons, husbands, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and friends -- because #MensHealthMatters!
What’s Killing Our Men?(Annual Deaths):
1. Heart Disease: 347,879 (80% preventable)
2. Lung Cancer: 76,650 (90% of from smoking)
3. Prostate Cancer: 31,620
4. Colorectal Cancer 27,640
Lifestyle, annual checkups and screenings saves lives.
*About 42% of cancer cases and 45% of cancer deaths in the United States are linked to modifiable risk factors – and thus could be preventable - American Cancer Society.
STATS: Did you know?
40% of men don’t get an annual checkup (MENtion Survey/ Cleveland Clinic)
65% of men prefer to try to self-diagnose before going to the doctor. (MENtion Survey/ Cleveland Clinic)- 53% of men say their health isn’t something they talk about (MENtion Survey/ Cleveland Clinic)
73.7% of adult males in America are obese and overweight (CDC)
1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with cancer (American Cancer Society)
1 in 5 men will die of cancer. (American Cancer Society)
Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make Up 40% of Cancers Diagnosed in the USA (CDC)
90% of the America’s $3.65 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with mostly preventable chronic health conditions and mental health conditions (CDC)
We know most chronic diseases can be prevented with lifestyle interventions (CDC)
79% of suicides committed are by men (CDC)
Males are 4x more likely than females to commit suicide. (CDC)
Heart disease is the #1 killer of men in the United States
1 in 4 male deaths
Claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease combined.
80% of deaths are preventable with lifestyle. (CDC)
Lung cancer is the #2 killer of men (behind heart disease) and it's the #1 cancer killer of men
Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
Smoking contributes to 90% of lung cancer deaths in men (American Lung Association)
Prostate Cancer is the #3 killer of men (behind heart disease and lung cancer) and it's the #2 cancer killer of men (behind lung cancer).
1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime (American Cancer Society)
In the U.S. 97% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men 50 years or older. (AICR)
1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer (American Cancer Society)
Colorectal Cancer is #4 killer of men
Screening is best way to prevent death from colorectal cancer’
With regular screening, most polyps can be found and removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer (American Cancer Society)
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in men.
Stroke kills almost same number of men each year as prostate cancer & Alzheimers disease combined.
Leading cause of long-term disability among men
80% can be prevented
Arming our men with critical knowledge and information is key, and encouraging men to commit to action is our goal! The Blue Cure Night Run will shine a big bright light on men's physical and mental health issues across Houston, Texas and beyond! Proceeds benefit Blue Cure’s prostate cancer and men's health education and advocacy programs.
The Blue Cure Night Run is an untimed fun run, that takes place at Sam Houston Park, in front of a brightly lit blue City Hall. This family fun event will include music, dance, Zumba, yoga-stretch and healthy treats.
Children in strollers race free.
There are NO REFUNDS. RAIN or SHINE, we run! BARRING A TROPICAL STORM, HURRICANE, FLOODING OR NATURAL DISASTER.
*According to Cleveland Clinic's "MENtion It" survey.
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