Massachusetts finally got a break in the hot, humid weather and had a pleasant Sunday morning, just in time for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. NETA Cares had a team of volunteers helping participants with a fun prize wheel and another team of runners and walkers. They joined several hundred other participants, all there for one reason: more research for prostate cancer.

Currently, the walk has raised 96% of it’s goal, $111,268. Funds raised are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. No other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs – more than 85 cents. ZERO puts every donation to good use.

Volunteers at the prize wheel helped participants spin for a running-related goody. From chap sticks, to fanny packs, drawstring backpacks, and earbuds, there was truly something for every one who played. Apples were available as a healthy pick-me-up after the walk or run.

NETA Cares has quite a busy schedule over the next month. We’ll see everyone next at Buddy Dog Humane Society’s Woofstock event in Hudson, on Saturday, September 22nd.