Hundreds meet on City Island to raise prostate cancer awareness

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – More than 400 people registered for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Walk/Run that took place Friday on City Island in Harrisburg.

The event raised $70,000 to fight a disease that will affect one in seven men in the U.S.

Retired Army Col. James Williams was diagnosed with prostate cancer 21 years ago. He said men need to change their way of thinking, and become more proactive when it comes to their health.

“Some cancers have no early warning signs,” said Williams. “That is why you need to go to the doctor when you think you are well and not when you are sick.”

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Urology of Central PA offers free prostate cancer screenings. For more information, visit their website,


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