A Father's Day race to benefit free mobile prostate cancer screenings, research, and awareness kicked off early Saturday morning across from the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Urology Associates of Nashville sponsored the 5th annual Dash For Dad Father's Day 5k at 8 a.m. at the Hall of Fame Park at 121 4th Avenue South.
The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge and America's Premier Men's Health Event Series. All of the funds raised will go towards ZERO, a mission to eliminate prostate cancer deaths with research, advocacy and awareness.
The project has helped screen over 10,000 men since it began in 2002.
Nashville's News 2 Meteorologist Davis Nolan, a cancer survivor, emceed Saturday's race. Nolan, previously diagnosed with prostate cancer and multiple myeloma, explained how the research dollars helped him beat cancer.
"The research dollars over the years helped create things like Brachytherapy, that actually cured me of prostate cancer."
The money raised in Saturday's race will go towards free screenings in the Nashville area.The race will feature games, a dunk take, live music, and information on prostate cancer.
Around 16,000 people across 32 cities will run in support of raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer.