Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Names Greater Boston Urology (GBU) as Local Sponsor at This Year’s Event in Boston
Dedham, MA – Greater Boston Urology, an integrated urology practice, recently announced that it will be the local presenting sponsor at this year’s annual walk to end bladder cancer. “BCAN Presents the Greater Boston Urology Walk to End Bladder Cancer” will be held on May 5, 2018 at The Riverway, 440 Park Drive, in Boston. Check-in opens for the 1.4-mile walk at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m.
In addition, the Prudential Tower will be illuminated in orange on May 1 to kick off Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and to promote the Walk.
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) will have walks in over 25 cities across the U.S. this May (coinciding with Bladder Cancer Awareness Month) to support BCAN and raise awareness of this deadly disease. This year, BCAN hopes to raise $650,000 nationally, including $15,000 for the walk in Boston.
Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the U.S., and over 81,000 people are expected to be diagnosed this year. Public awareness of the disease is alarmingly low. The Walk shines a spotlight on the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer and provides hope for new treatments.
Dr. Michael J. Curran, CEO of Greater Boston Urology, says, “At GBU we believe strongly in advocacy and community outreach. Bladder cancer doesn’t receive as much attention as other diseases. Yet, like any disease, early detection is critical to positive outcomes. Increasing everyone’s awareness about bladder cancer while honoring those who’ve lost their lives to this disease is extremely important. By sponsoring BCAN’s walk in Boston, GBU can build awareness at the community level.”
“The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is grateful to Greater Boston Urology for their demonstrated dedication to bladder cancer patients and ensuring that more and more people are aware of the risks. GBU’s focus on bladder cancer in the Greater Boston area is evident,” says BCAN’s CEO, Andrea Maddox-Smith. “We’re especially excited to have GBU support BCAN in our efforts for Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. With both the Prudential Tower illuminating in orange on May 1st and the GBU Walk to End Bladder Cancer on May 5th, Boston is really ‘shining a light on bladder cancer.'”
- What: BCAN Presents the Greater Boston Urology Walk to End Bladder Cancer
- When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
- Where: The Riverway, 440 Park Drive, Boston
- How: Go to bcan.org to learn more and register; the registration fee is $25 for adults and $5 for children (under 18 years).
About Greater Boston Urology, LLC
Founded in 2010, Greater Boston Urology is an integrated urology practice. This medical model allows the practice to pool resources, which leads to more—and better—options for patients, such as 3D MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and molecular marker studies, to name just a few. GBU has assembled a team of excellent physicians who serve multiple locations in Greater Boston, the South Shore, and the Cape & Islands. In addition, GBU now has a dedicated urogynecologist heading up its new Women’s Health Center in Dedham, Mass. Visit www.GreaterBostonUrology.com to learn more.
About the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Since 2005, BCAN has been the leading voice for bladder cancer in the US, providing resources to those diagnosed with the disease as well as their families, caregivers and the medical community. The organization is setting the agenda for bladder cancer by promoting and funding collaborative, cutting-edge research programs, and providing critical patient support and education services. For more information, visit www.bcan.org or call 1-888-901-BCAN (2226).