CBS Anchor and bladder cancer survivor will join BCAN for
DC Walk for Bladder Cancer
The DC Walk for Bladder Cancer® will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. The walk begins at 9 am (registration begins at 8am) at the Lincoln Memorial-Reflection Pool area. CBS newsman and bladder cancer survivor Bob Schieffer will be joining the DC bladder cancer community for the DC Walk for Bladder Cancer. The DC Walk hopes to raise $50,000 to support BCAN’s mission of increasing public awareness about bladder cancer, advancing bladder cancer research and providing educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. For more information, go to http://support.bcan.org/dc or call 1-888-901-BCAN (2226).
The Walk, held in most cities on May 2, coincides with Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 75,000 people are diagnosed each 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.
BCAN is grateful for the support of Bob Schieffer as the Honorary Chair for the DC walk and as a voice for the bladder cancer community. Schieffer was diagnosed with bladder cancer several years ago. Since then, he has repeatedly spoken out about his experience. His openness about his disease has helped bladder cancer survivors recognize that they are not alone and encouraged others to visit a doctor if they see symptoms.
BCAN would like to acknowledge the generosity of Photocure, the National Sponsor for the Walk for Bladder Cancer®, and JPA Health Communication as the local sponsor for the DC walk, as well as the volunteers, team captains and participants who help further BCAN’s mission.