Representatives from Run Wild Missoula’s Missoula Mile race, held on June 3, recently presented a check of the race proceeds of $4,268.92 to Dr. John Miller of Partnership Health Center.
The Missoula Mile, the brainchild of Race Director Tim Brooker, is a prostate cancer awareness run with proceeds going to directly to local prostate cancer patients who need it. “We at Partnership really appreciate the financial contribution, and your efforts in this fund raising activity,” Miller says. “As you know, more than half of the patients seen at Partnership Health Center have no health insurance. Many of our uninsured patients need evaluation and treatment for various medical problems, but are not able to afford to get the specialty care they need. The money raised will be used to help uninsured patients at Partnership get necessary urology evaluations for early detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as other urological problems.”
The race committee, which includes Brooker, Miller, John O’Connor of Five Valleys Urology, and Eva Dunn-Froebig with Run Wild Missoula, are committed to growing the Missoula Mile and continuing to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer patients.
The race was held in partnership with Sunday Streets Missoula and included a course down Higgins Avenue, which was closed to traffic. The event was open to participants of all ages and abilities and included heats for women, men, high school students and First Responders, some of whom wore their heavy equipment and carried their children on their backs. There was also a half mile kids race with Big Dipper Ice Cream at the finish line.
Sponsors included Five Valleys Urology, The Runner’s Edge, St. Patrick Hospital, Big Dipper Ice Cream, Missoula in Motion, Sunday Streets Missoula, Momentum Athletic Training and Missoula Bone & Joint.