ASICS is putting their money where their mouth is!For every specially marked product from the collection made available in retail stores nationwide from August 1 to November 30, 2016, ASICS America will donate $10 for each pair of shoes purchased to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000, up to $150,000.
Personally I have family and friends affected by prostate cancer, and staring down the 40 year mark, I'm now on the clock for checkups and upping the statistical chance I could develop the disease personally. Yikes.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The Prostate Cancer Foundation generates life-saving results in the fight against this disease by utilizing unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most innovative research programs that are geared to speed the bench to bedside process. In the past three years, research supported by the Foundation has helped deliver six new drugs for patients with advanced disease.
What's great, though, is that every day they are making strides to make detection better and offer less evasive life altering solutions to eliminating the disease when detected. Options people, options!
But, they won't make any progress without our help in funding. Not interested in donating directly? No problem! Buy some ASICS gear and knock out two birds with one stone.
September is prostate cancer awareness month, and they are encouraging everyone to wear blue shoes on Fridays in September and TODAY is your last chance!
I can't wear mine at work, but I did get my run in with my Gel Cumulus 18's before work. I traded out my Cumulus 17's from last year after reaching 300+ miles on them for the updated version.
|Last year's cumulus 17! Farewell goo friends!|
I'll be continuing my training for the Kansas City Marathon in my Cumulus 18's during the month of October and encourage everyone else to get out and enjoy this awesome Kansas City weather and get some runs in and consider supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation initiative with #AccelerateHope.