More than 600 participate in Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race | News
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Despite the rainy weather, more than 600 competitors took part in the annual Mortal Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race in Clearwater.
Jon Mott, 24, of St. Petersburg won overall with a time of 15:18, while Christa Stephens, 27, of St. Petersburg won overall with a time of 18:50. In the masters category, Joe Torzok, 44, of Tampa was the winner with a time of 18:56 and Ann Lea, 43, of Belleair was the female winner with a time of 21:56.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer defensive back and prostate cancer survivor Ricky Reynolds participated in the event, along with local radio host Ron Diaz of 620-WDAE.
The race was presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida and benefits Morton Plant Mease community screenings and education services. It also assists prostate cancer patients who may not have the resources for treatment.
The race is part of Morton Plant Mease's recognition of September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in American men, and one out of every six males will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime.