Manhattan Beach, California (Press Advantage) May 9, 2018 - Manhattan Beach-based Cancer Journeys Foundation today announced that Garmin has joined as a sponsor for the inaugural 2018 Tour de USA® for Prostate Cancer. The event is a dual World Record attempt for the longest charity road rally and the charity road rally with the most participants. The rally begins on August 15, 2018 and ends back in Los Angeles on September 19th, which is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, after traveling through 21 states and driving 9,341 miles in 36 days.
Manhattan Beach resident and Cancer Journeys Foundation President Robert Hess announced the inaugural Tour de USA® road rally as a way to dramatically reduce America’s annual prostate cancer death toll.
Said Hess, “Prostate cancer claims the lives of almost 28,000 American men every year because these men don’t know they have the disease in time for effective treatment. The mission of the 2018 Tour de USA® is to make certain men know about the prostate cancer risk (one in seven men will have the disease) and about the Foundation’s simple prostate cancer risk awareness tool, ProstateTracker App.”
The Tour de USA® begins on August 15, 2018 and ends back in Los Angeles, after 36 days and 9,341 miles on the road. People all across the US join the Tour de USA® and drive a segment of the Tour as it comes through their state. Event details are available on the Tour de USA® website at https://TourdeUSA.Events.
“We’re really excited to have Garmin as a Sponsor,” said Hess. “I’ll be driving a minimum of 6 hours per day and the Garmin Speak™ with Amazon Alexa is going to be a great companion. I’ll be able to get navigation instructions and access to all of Alexa’s skills, hands free. My wife really likes Garmin Speak's lane departure function.”
“We’re really excited about the Tour de USA®,” said Hess. “It’s going to be a fantastic adventure. We’ll be driving some great roads and helping to end prostate cancer. We have company sponsorships available and individuals also can fundraise. We are actively looking for a host for our “Start Your Engines” launch here in Los Angeles. Interested companies can contact me directly.”
Garmin makes products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. The company makes products that let people get the most out of the time they spend pursuing their passions. Garmin has more 11,500 associates in 60 offices around the world, bringing GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. Garmin sees every day as an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.
About the Cancer Journeys Foundation
The Cancer Journeys Foundation provides a comprehensive digital information center for cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. The Foundation is developing a nationwide network of walking programs to support America’s 15+ million cancer survivors on their journeys.
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The Cancer Journeys Foundation provides support to the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States and their families and care givers as they move through their individual cancer journeys.
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February 22, 2018 – Cancer Organization Races Cars to Teach Men About Prostate Cancer
November 01, 2017 – Cancer Journeys Foundation Joins Society for Nonprofits
October 04, 2017 – 563 Bicyclists Competed in the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on October 1, 2017, Raising over $5,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Prevention