Posted on: 17 Sep 2021
Seeing first-hand the growing number of men affected by prostate cancer, Dr. Sanford Siegel, Chairman of Chesapeake Urology, founded the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge in 2007, later called the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, in an effort to give back to the community and to raise research funds and awareness for the disease.
More than a decade later, along with the non-profit, ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer, Dr. Siegel’s vision for a national men’s health event grew from one event in Baltimore to 43 cities around the country with the support of the national urology community.
In 2018, Chesapeake Urology’s main event to raise funds was renamed the Dr. Sanford J. Siegel Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to honor its founder who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and fighting the very disease he set out to beat. Finding a cure and reaching out to more men with free screenings for early detection became very personal for Dr. Siegel.
“Yes, it is ironic that I have prostate cancer. But if there was a cancer I was going to get that would make a difference, one that I could stand on my soapbox and really spread the word about, this was it,” says Dr. Sandy Siegel. “Now that I own this disease, I will become more passionate about fighting it.”
You can help by joining the virtual Baltimore Dr. Sanford J. Siegel Run/Walk (part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series)!
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