Sep 142018

Dr. Oliver Sartor, center, medical director of the Tulane Cancer Center, holds a sign at the start of the 2017 NOLA Bluedoo run with former New Orleans Saints linebacker and NFL Hall-of-Famer Rickey Jackson, left, and A.P. Sanchez, president of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. (submitted photo)

One thousand runners are expected to dash across the Tulane Uptown campus on Saturday evening as part of the Fifth Annual Blue Doo Run, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research.

The two-mile race begins at 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15) behind Gibson Hall on St. Charles Avenue, and is open to all runners and walkers with registration through the New Orleans Track Club.

“The event includes New Orleans‐style music, food from 30 local restaurants and caterers, costuming, silent auctions, a kids’ tent and more to celebrate prostate cancer survivors,” according to an announcement from Tulane. “Entertainment includes the Bluedoo Allstars, Babydoll Sisterhood, the Disco Amigos, the Amelia EarHawts, the Pussyfooters, the Harley Owner’s Group, the Laissez Boys of New Orleans and Saints Super Fan “Soul Saint” with other members of the Big Easy Mafia.”

The event is part of the national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which to find treatment for the second leading cancer cause of death in American men (following lung cancer).

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