MEDIA ALERT/EVENT ADVISORY
CARS FOR CANCER: IT’S A GUY THING!
Car show at BayTowne raises funds, awareness for prostate cancer
Saturday, Sept. 26th
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Car show registration
- Noon Car judging begins
- 2 p.m. Prizes awarded
1900 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580
Car show entrance: BayTowne main entrance off Empire Blvd.
Some guys will talk all day about what’s under the hood of their classic car, going over every inch of steel and chrome with whomever will listen. But chat about their personal health? Forget it. For whatever reason, sometimes the masculine pride many car owners take in preening and perfecting their driving machines doesn’t translate to taking care of and monitoring their own bodies.
Cars for Cancer: It’s a Guy Thing!, a car show taking place at BayTowne, is aimed at addressing part of that problem. Specifically, it will raise funds for Us TOO Rochester and increase awareness about prostate cancer overall. This event is particularly timely, as September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cancer in men, affecting approximately one in seven. However, early detection is the best weapon against the disease. When caught early, survival rate is nearly 100 percent.
All models of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to strut their stuff at Cars for Cancer. Trophies will be awarded by celebrity judges, along with a raffle of donated items.
This event is free and open to the public. Car show registration is $20.
It is presented by Us TOO Rochester and organized by East Coast Hot Rod. Proceeds benefit Us TOO Rochester, a nonprofit 501c3 organization providing educational seminars and materials about treatment options and risks vs. benefits at no cost to those affected by prostate cancer in the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions.
Cars for Cancer: It’s a Guy Thing! is sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Center for Urology, UR Medicine Imaging, UR Medicine Labs, UR Medicine Urology and Wilmot Cancer Institute.
For more information, call 585-787-4011 or email USTOORochester@gmail.com.