HU Proton Therapy Institute To Host Prostate Cancer Walk/Run

Partnering with the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum

Hampton, Va. – In honor of prostate cancer awareness month, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), together with the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum (HRPHF), will host the Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Walk and Run on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8:00 am, at 40 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton. This event is open to the public.

After completing the one mile course, participants will have an opportunity to learn about cancer-fighting nutrition from nutritionist Dr. Pat Hentosh, and they will also learn about prostate cancer early detection screening and treatment from Dr. Luisel Ricks-Santi, director of the HU Cancer Research Center and Dr. Mark Fleming, medical oncologist.

“Our mission is to reduce the number of men dying from prostate cancer and improve the quality of lives for men, and the women and families in their lives, who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said Charlie Hill, HRPHF co-founder. “With this event we hope to draw men and women who will learn about ways in which men can reduce their risk of prostate cancer, what early detection includes and the full range of treatment options.”

To register, call 757.251.6800. For more information about this event or for sponsorship information, contact Hill at 757.827.0488.

HUPTI is the eighth proton facility in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world. At full operation, HUPTI is expected to treat approximately 1,500 patients per year with prostate, breast, brain, lung, head and neck, pediatric and other cancers. The actual treatment of protons lasts less than two minutes. Patients are treated five days a week, from one to nine weeks.

The HRPHF is a community organization established in 2007 to raise awareness and provide education regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through local and national outreach programs, synergistic communications and an established health alliance with local, regional and national medical organizations and providers. For more information on HRPHF, please visit

For additional Information, please contact Sarita Scott at 757.251.6814 or