Join the Walk for Bladder Cancer on May 3, 2014 in Hillsborough

Please join Team Lineberger for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) annual walk to raise awareness about bladder cancer on May 3, 2014 in Hillsborough, NC.

The UNC Lineberger team will gather at 127 N. Churton St. in Hillsborough at 11:30am before the walk starts at 12:00pm. WRAL news anchor, Ken Smith, will be serving as Honorary Marshall at this year’s walk.

The UNC Lineberger team has raised over $4000 through this annual event. (We ranked 25th in the country in team donations in our first year!)  

You can join the UNC Lineberger team online at:  http://trianglewalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1099728 .  Online registration closes April 23rd, and registration by mail must be sent by April 18th . There will be limited registration on site.

Bladder cancer now ranks 4th in incidence in men and 9th in incidence for women and involves the most costly lifetime treatments per patient.  It also ranks near the bottom for NIH funding of major adult cancers. BCAN was founded in 2005 and is the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research, education, awareness and patient support.

To learn more about the Walk for Bladder Cancer and the BCAN Triangle Chapter, visit their site or contact Dr. Buddy Weissman, 919-966-7533, weissman@med.unc.edu.