It is the thing guys donít talk about but, 1 in 9 men will get prostate cancer and 1 in 40 will die from it! Most men donít even know what the prostate does. This is not just a sailboat race, but a race for you! Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America behind lung cancer.
I am doing this race to raise funds so the University of Chicago can better explain the options available to you if it happens to you or a loved one. In addition, after the treatment or surgery there is very little information on what to expect and what to do to get back to normal. I have struggled with what to do post-surgery and have done all kinds of research on my own. It is disheartening when much of the information is old and not just old but wrong. I hope we can raise funds so more men can understand options available to them and what they can or have to do to live a normal life.
This Sailing event will raise money so you will be able to get the knowledge you will need if it happens to you. Cancer is not something that always happens to someone else.
Please give so we can help everyone make knowledgeable decisions that will affect their future.
Solo Chicago Mackinac Challenge 22nd running
330 miles non stop race from Chicago to Mackinac Island. Usually between 55 and 80 hours of racing
27 boats of all sizes
Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I would have thought there were only one or two options for treatment when you are diagnosed. Well, it turns out there are all kinds of options available and no one seems to know which is best. It ends up being a very personal decision, on which treatment is right for you. I went to University of Chicago on the reccommendation fellow sailor.
Race for prostate cancer awareness: Longest fresh water race in the world.