In order to keep on going tradition, the Oregon Urology Institute organized fourth annual race known as "Prost8K" to raise awareness about prostate cancer, which strikes men. The race took place on the eve of Father's Day, which was being celebrated on Sunday.
The event saw hundreds of men, children and women taking part in the race, which began at 8am. Stephanie Kerns from the institute was of the view that all the participants work blue color, as it is symbolic to the gender.
Kerns explained the statement while citing an example that as pink represents breast cancer, in the same manner, blue symbolizes prostate cancer for men. One of the participants, who took part in the race, was George Davis.
Davis was of the view that he is a prostate cancer survivor and this is the reason that he knows the complexities attached to the problems. He further affirmed that people do not have much awareness in regard to prostate cancer, as they have about breast cancer.
This is the second motive of the race that people can know about the cancer and should take part in the race to raise awareness about the same. "It's a celebration of just, the great accomplishment that I've done, just to be out here and be healthy and be able to run", said Davis.