HARTFORD — The Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute providers treat more cases of prostate cancer a year than any other center in the state, but they would still like to see an end to the cancer, one of the most treatable forms when detected early enough.

That is why the Institute has once again partnered with ZERO Prostate to offer a walk/run to raise funds for increased education for men and their families, free prostate screening tests and research for new treatments.

On Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m., the annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk steps off with a 5K run/walk, a kids Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program.

“We would love to help bring about an end to prostate cancer, which can go undetected without a routine medical exam,” said Dr. Steven Shichman, physician-in-chief of Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute. “We are focused on raising awareness of the importance of regular testing for men, making testing available and convenient and helping men get the care they deserve when needed.”

ZERO Prostate invests funds raised through the run/walk in programs around the country including the Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute where the monies help fund community prostate cancer education programs and PSA testing health fairs. Hartford HealthCare recently opened Tallwood Men’s Health as a convenient way for men in the area to access specialty care in urology and such other areas as behavioral health, cardiology and weight loss medicine.

“We know that men don’t typically go to the doctor until they’re feeling sick. With prostate cancer, most men feel absolutely nothing. It’s important that we make specialty care as easy and convenient for them as possible,” Shichman said.

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk will take place in Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford. To register — as an individual or with a team — or to donate to the cause, go to www.support.zerocancer.org.

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