Athletes for a Cure is a fundraising and awareness program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. We help athletes of any skill and ability as they play, bike, run, race, compete or walk for a cure. Since our creation in 2006, we’ve raised nearly four million dollars for prostate cancer research. For 2015, we have set an ambitious goal of raising over one million dollars to fund research in early detection and screening for prostate cancer, as well as research regarding nutrition and exercise as they relate to the disease. Our hope is to raise awareness for prostate cancer and to fund research to help the hundreds of thousands of men diagnosed with the disease. To find out more about the groundbreaking research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, visit pcf.org.
We invite you to become a part of our “sea of blue” at events around North America. We have teams at events ranging from Ironmans to triathlons to marathons, there’s something for everyone. We offer entries at many of our events as part of the Athletes for a Cure team by reaching fundraising goals. And if we don’t have an event you’re interested in, you can join our Any Event, Any Time, Anywhere program and compete in your favorite event and help us fundraise for a cure. We offer fundraising incentives for all of our athletes, including gift cards, training plans, hotels, airfare, event entries, t-shirts, uniforms, running shoes and more! We’re constantly adding new prizes, so check our website regularly.
Our opportunities spread far beyond endurance events through our Create Your Own Event program. Each year hundreds of people put on their own events for Athletes for a Cure in a variety of sports including: bocce ball tournaments, pond hockey games, skeet shooting, car racing, baseball, volleyball… and everything in between! If you have an idea, let us know and we can send you a kit to get you started.
With many opportunities for athletes to get involved, Athletes for a Cure is seeking to raise awareness for prostate cancer, a disease that will affect 1 in 7 men with over 200,000 diagnoses each year and almost 30,000 deaths.
Athletes for a Cure is a force of hope for the millions of men and families living with prostate cancer. You can be a part of a group of people that are making a difference for millions of men around the world. Who do you race for? We race for the 1 in 7.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $615 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. More information about PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.
Unless otherwise noted, the fundraising incentives for participating and fundraising for Athletes for a Cure as follows:
$25 Athletes for a Cure Registration (or after $25 raised)
AFAC Welcome Kit, including:
The following prizes and prize levels can vary based on the event you’re participating in, please the respective pages for each event for specifics. All prizes below are cumulative and subject to the AFAC Prize Rules.
Your choice of official AFAC Team Uniform (running or triathlon)
AFAC drawstring backpack and water bottle
One Apple iPod Shuffle
One pair of running shoes
One $100 gift card
One $200 gift card
AFAC Prize Rules
Official AFAC Team Uniform Options (one choice per participant):
Running Shoes Rules:
Since our founding in 2006, Athletes for a Cure has raised nearly $4 million to proudly support the efforts of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to raise funds and awareness for the fight against prostate cancer.
We’re an athletic-based organization and we like to compete and that’s why we support an organization like the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Since 1993, PCF has been a major catalyst for many of the scientific advances in prostate cancer research. PCF finds and funds the very best research and scientists around the world.
“To get to a world without prostate cancer, we need research. Research is funding. And, thanks to the thousands of Athletes for a Cure around the country, funding is coming.”
Dr. Jonathan Simons, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation
Prostate cancer is no longer a death sentence; there is hope. That simply was not true five years ago. And five years from now, we’ll have grandfathers, fathers, uncles and brothers alive who never would have been if it hadn’t been for a common commitment to put prostate cancer out of business through research.
There is a moment up ahead where men will no longer be treated unnecessarily, where every man and family has the right information about prostate cancer.
With resolve and a total commitment of putting money in the hands of the very best doctors and scientists, prostate cancer will lead the way as the first major cancer to simply cease to be a cause of death and suffering.
All this may one day be a reality, thanks in no small part to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. PCF has awarded more than 2,000 research projects that offer hope for improving outcomes in patients with prostate cancer as well as better diagnostics and testing for those that may have the disease. These high-impact projects include clinical research to evaluate new drugs, novel treatment strategies for prostate cancer, basic science research to better understand the biology of prostate cancer, as well as better tests to determine whether a man has prostate cancer and how severe his own case may be.
At the same time, PCF funds key clinical trials as part of its efforts to shorten the time between drug development and FDA approval. In the past five years, PCF-funded science has seeded, in some cases invented, developed, and accelerated to patients six new, life-extending, FDA approved drugs for advanced prostate cancer.
We are incredibly proud of the work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and together we are all part of a community that has helped reduce United States prostate cancer deaths by 47%.
In 2014, PCF funded 27 new Young Investigator awards, these awards are given to scientists early in their careers to encourage them to continue to research prostate cancer in the future.
Learn more about the 2014 Young Investigators by visiting: http://www.pcf.org/younginvestigators
Learn more about PCF’s research accomplishments by visiting: http://www.pcf.org/accomplishments
100% of funds donated to Athletes for a Cure directly support the efforts of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation spends 84% of the funds it receives to empower the world’s top scientific minds by cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs by funding ground-breaking research and helping raise awareness for the disease.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading source of prostate cancer information on the web. More info can be found on the PCF website, pcf.org
Prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer is to women, with millions of men and their families fighting the disease globally. While many advances in the field have been made, and men with prostate cancer are living longer, more productive lives, too many men still die and too many families still suffer.
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