Prostate cancer survivor and race director, Mike Calamari - also known as Coach Mike - is expecting nearly 200 participants in this year's charity run. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time to sign up for the fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.
Calamari says the J. West Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk has raised nearly $10,000 the past two years. He hopes to keep the momentum going to help raise money for the Jim West Prostate Cancer Foundation.
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 5
- Time: 8 a.m.
- Location: Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd S.
- Price: $25
Runners and walkers can register online at www.Active.com or in person during the Mini Health, Nutrition & Fitness Fair on Friday, Jan. 4 between 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Late registration will also be available to day of the race between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. All participants will receive a t-shirt and there will be live music, food and prize drawings. Awards will be given out for overall male and female runners from different age groups between 14 & under and 80+!
Mini Health, Nutrition & Fitness Fair
- Date: Friday, Jan. 4
- Time: 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Gulfport Casino Ballroom
- Price: Free
The free fair will feature:
- Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA) Blood Test Only
- Dr. Douglas Moss, Orthopedist
- Be The Match, National Marrow Donor Program
- Spinal Correction Center
- Bond Thomas, Chiropractic
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Happy Feet – Birkenstock
- Great American Natural Products
- Organic Produce
- Qivana, Natural Health Systems
- The Long House
- GNLD Intl. Whole Food Nutritional Supplements
For more information: Contact Race Director Mike Calamari at (727) 638-2389 or email email@example.com.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Event Marks Two Solid Years of Success (Jan. 2012 First 5K Run for Prostate Cancer in Gulfport a Huge Success (Jan. 2011) Gulfport's Coach Mike at the Helm of Saturday's 5K Run & Walk (Jan. 2011)
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