President Obama recently proclaimed September 2012 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Join in the fight for men’s health this fall with one of these Puget Sound events.

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Saturday, September 29
9:00am – 1:00pm
Key Medical Center, PLLC
15610 89th St., Ct.
Lakebay, WA 98349

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Franciscan Health System is providing free cancer screenings and health care services. Come for a free screening (walk-ins welcome!) for prostate cancer. You may also make an appointment for prostate or skin cancer screenings. Discounted flu vaccinations and free informational resources will also be on-site.

PACE Race for Prostate Cancer
Sunday, October 7
Pier 66
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

PACE Race presented by Dendreon is a benefit for prostate cancer research and education with a 5K Run/Walk, 1 mile Family Fitness Walk and FREE Kids Dash! Strollers and dogs are welcome! Support prostate cancer education and research. Finish at Bell Harbor Int’l Conference Center with food trucks, beer garden and fun for kids.

Mustache Dash
Saturday, November 17
Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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The Mustache Dache is a slightly irreverent, mustache-themed 5k to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. Men, women, and children welcome! There will be killer post-race party, too! Register online.

2012 Kilted to Kick Cancer

Got a kilt and not afraid to use it? Join the National movement in raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Wear a kilt for the month of September, and tell anyone who asks that you’re raising funds and awareness for male-specific cancers. Urge them to donate on your individual member page.

Coaches Against Cancer

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Annually for one weekend in September, high school football officials through the state of Washington and many other states replace traditional yellow penalty flags with blue flags to raise awareness of prostate cancer and encourage men to talk with their doctors about appropriate screening.