Daughter and Dad Raise Awareness for Prostate Cancer
Downers Grove resident Jennifer Moore is working hard to raise awareness for early detection of prostate cancer. Her father, Ken Dibb, was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 47, and has been battling the disease for 13 years. On September 18, Jennifer and her dad will participate in the SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run.
Last year, Jennifer walked alone, as her father was too ill to participate. Still, Ken attended and worked as a volunteer at the event's check-in booth. This year, Jennifer reports that things are looking up: "My Dad is on a different treatment since the walk last year. The side effects of this one are not as bad, so we are happy to say he will be walking with us this year."
The seventh annual SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run will be held Sunday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park (LaSalle and Stockton). This event is a collaboration between two locally-based, prominent cancer organizations, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network and Wellness Place. Both organizations offer no-charge programs and services for prostate cancer survivors and their families. Information on the event is available at www.seablueprostatewalk.org, and can be followed on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SEABlueProstate and Twitter at http://twitter.com/SEABlueWalk3K.
Cost for participating in the 3K walk or 5K run is $35 per adult and $15 per child by pre-registration or $40 per adult and $20 per child for day-of registration. Children rates are for ages 6 to 16. Children 5 and under are free. All paid participants receive an event T-shirt and lunch buffet.