BCAN To Step Out In Fight Against Bladder Cancer

April 8, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

There are more than 75,000 new cases of bladder cancer in the U.S. each year. More than 15,000 Americans will die this year as a result of bladder cancer. According to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) even though bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer, there have been no new treatments developed in the past 25 years.

In an effort to keep science moving toward better treatments and a cure, the NC Triangle BCAN will host its fifth annual Walk for Bladder Cancer on Saturday, May 2, at Gold Park in Hillsborough, NC. The walk launched five years ago with just a handful of participants raising about $500. Last year the event attracted more than 100 walkers and raised over $12,000. Organizers hope to raise $15,000 this year.

Steve Daniels, news anchor with WTVD; Jeff Wolfe, founder and CEO of Heat Biologics; and Tom Stevens, mayor of hillsborough, will serve as this year's honorary grand marshals. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., and the walk kicks-off at 11 a.m. Gold Park is located at 415 Dimmocks Mill Road. Pets are welcome. For more information or to register, visit NC Triangle BCAN.

Event Poster: BCANwalkposter