657 bicyclists cover 50,734 miles and 3,920,014 vertical feet for Prostate Cancer Awareness
by Robert Warren Hess
Harrisonburg, Virginia – September 28th, 2014
More than 650 bicyclists joined Jeremiah Bishop, Ben King, and Joe Dombrowski in the 2014 edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for prostate cancer awareness.
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is the toughest gran fondo in the United States. But it also includes the 36 mile Valley Challenge for riders who aren’t for for 107 miles and 11,000 feet of vertical climb.
The Valley Challenge is a beautiful ride over rolling hills in the Shendandoah Valley. This year we had almost 100 Valley Challenge riders, including children, mothers, and fathers. And PCAP’s Founder, Robert Hess. Me!
Together, our 657 riders covered 50,734 miles and 3,920,000 vertical feet of climb. What an accomplishment. Congratulations everyone!
Prostate Cancer Early Detection
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and kills 30,000 men each year, striking one man in every six.
The key to surviving prostate cancer is early detection and we have developed a simple 5-step survival system that we call the MAN System . . .
M – Measure. Take a PSA blood test.
A – Annually. Take your PSA blood test every year, beginning at 35.
N – Now. If you are over 35 and you aren’t testing, start today.
Finally, enter that PSA number into our ProstateTracker tool and look for any rising trend. If you find a trend, talk with you doctor or medical care provider. That’s it!