CHICAGO, IL – Buddy Guy’s Legends is proud to partner with the 15h Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run, the oldest and largest prostate cancer event in Chicago. SEA Blue is a very important cause for Buddy Guy’s Legends, as it raises funds to provide Support, Education and Advocacy for those affected by the disease. At the event this September 15th, individuals and teams will raise funds and participate in a 5K race or a celebration walk through Lincoln Park.
Buddy Guy was personally impacted by prostate cancer when his brother, Phil, passed away from the disease in 2008. Buddy is committed to raising awareness for prostate cancer and promoting the SEA Blue event. In addition to the walk and run, SEA Blue will include live blues music from Matt Hendricks, a “Talk to the Experts” education tent, free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, an event t-shirt, free lunch and snacks, free beer (one per 21+), a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers, and a “family fun zone” for kids. This year’s event introduces the “Pups for Prostates Parade,” encouraging well-behaved, leashed dogs decked out in appropriate blue regalia to participate in a pet-friendly walk with their companions. The event is emceed by prostate cancer survivor and WGN TV news anchor, Steve Sanders, with a special guest appearance by Dave Fogel of 94.7 WLS FM, who is also a survivor.
“September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and SEA Blue will help bring awareness to Chicago. There’s an urgent need for prostate cancer support, education and advocacy here in Chicagoland and across the country,” said Us TOO CEO Chuck Strand. “Within the next five years, the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is estimated to increase from nearly three million today to 4.2 million as baby boomers age. Every one of these men and his loved ones will need information to make informed decisions for minimizing the impact of the disease while maximizing the quality of life,” he added.
Event registration is priced at $50 for 5K adult runners, $40 for adult walkers, $30 for 5K child runners, and $25 for child walkers. Participation is free for children six and under. Those who are unable to participate in person, but still want to participate, can register at no charge as a “virtual mover” to raise funds or host a satellite SEA Blue event in their own local area. Money raised will help fund the work of Us TOO International (www.ustoo.org), a nonprofit that provides educational resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no charge.
SEA Blue takes place on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Lincoln Park at the intersection of LaSalle and Stockton on Chicago’s lakefront. To register or donate visit www.seabluechicago.org. For more information call 630-795-1002 or email [email protected]
About Us TOO International
Us TOO International is a nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing educational resources and support services at no charge. This includes more than 200 volunteer-led support groups across the country and abroad to help men and their spouses/partners and families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects. The organization was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer. The mission of Us TOO is to provide hope and improve the lives of those affected by prostate cancer through support, education and advocacy. Visit www.ustoo.org for more information or call 630-795-1002.