10th Annual Gary Papa Run
This past Father’s Day, celebrations were aplenty at The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Eakins Oval. Not only did the Gary Papa Run celebrate its 10th year, but the prostate cancer charity and awareness generator broke participation records with over 5,000 men, women, and children running, walking, and rolling their way up and down Martin Luther King Drive to beat this hideous disease. To date over $250,000 have been raised to benefit men of the Delaware Valley. (You can still donate at garypaparun.com.)
Three years ago, Prostate Health International named this 5K fundraiser after Philly sports legend and former 6ABC Sports Director, Gary Papa, when he sadly passed away after a public battle with prostate cancer. Living on in his name and championing his memory, the Gary Papa Run is held on Father’s Day to remind all men to know the statistics, know their risk, and to talk about prostate health! The truth is, one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime; it’s something that’s touched nearly everyone’s life, mine included. Talk to the special men in your life, and encourage them to be educated and aware!
And, check out the Facebook Photo Album from this year’s event!