One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. That is one in seven fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, partners, and friends. No one wants the men in their lives to be faced with this disease. ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families.
On Saturday, October 31, Urology Tyler, P.A. will host Tyler’s inaugural ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk at Lake Tyler West in Whitehouse, Texas. The fundraising event will feature a 5K run/walk and the 200 yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. If you cannot make it to the race or you would rather sleep in, you can also register for Snooze for Dudes to donate to the cause.
As the volunteer race director for Tyler’s ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, Cynthia McAndrew said, “The committee and Urology Tyler, P.A. are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring our community together to raise awareness, support, and funds to help end prostate cancer and to help prostate cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Our goals for the race are to have 500 participants and to raise $100,000 with 50 percent of that money staying in our community.”
Mrs. McAndrew’s other volunteer roles include serving as a mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and as a Gospel Friends Volunteer at Ramey Elementary. She is a member of the Board of Directors for KVNE/KGLY Encouragement FM and the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Mrs. McAndrew is active with the Tyler Rose Festival and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. She is a former member of the Smith County Medical Alliance and the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler.
“When I was growing up, a friend shared a Bible verse with me that keeps me motivated to give back to others: ‘From everyone who has been given much, much will be required,’” Mrs. McAndrew said. “I’m also inspired by the Bible verse, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Born in Dallas, Texas, Mrs. McAndrew has resided in Tyler for 21 years. She and her husband, Dr. James D. McAndrew, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in July 2016. They are the parents of two adult children. Mrs. McAndrew is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, and she received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The McAndrews are members of Grace Community Church.
“Tyler is a very hospitable and caring community that tries to help and serve many people who are in need or in crisis, but it also encourages people through education, arts, and athletics. There are many organizations in Tyler that are truly here to give practical help to people so they can make positive progress in their lives,” Mrs. McAndrew said.
For more information or to register for Tyler’s ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org, and click on Find an Event.