How Did the Challenge Begin?

Over the past several years, Chesapeake Urology Associates has grown to become the premier private urology group in Maryland, with more than 300 employees and 46 urologists serving people in 16 locations. One of the core values we established early on is a commitment to support and give back to the community. Fighting against prostate cancer is just one of many ways that we seek to uphold that value.

Great Prostate Challenge BaltimoreOn 2007, Chesapeake urologist Dr. Sean Van Zijl, suggested that we create an event solely focused on prostate cancer. Our goal was to increase awareness, provide screening opportunities for men unable to get screenings, and raise money for prostate cancer research. The 5K Walk and Run that we created that year was the most successful first-time event of its kind in Maryland, with more than 1,100 participants and over $135,000 raised.

We returned in 2008 with a new name and even greater enthusiasm. We added a benefit concert and a plan to provide free prostate cancer screenings in connection with a number of large African-American churches in the Baltimore area. We came close to reaching our goal to screen more than 1,000 men who might ordinarily not have a prostate exam and PSA test.

In 2009, was a huge success and in 2010 Chesapeake Urology continues the tradition with even loftier goals.

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