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'Young & the Restless' star joins Tulane’s race for prostate cancer cure

August 10, 2015

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789
kbrannon@tulane.edu

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NOLA Bluedoo race participants are encouraged to wear blue – the official color of prostate cancer awareness. 

Get ready to race or ramble in blue across Tulane University’s uptown campus for a good cause next month at the Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research.

The two-mile race and walk begins at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, in Gibson Quad (behind Gibson Hall on St. Charles Avenue) and will feature celebrity grand marshal and Tulane alumnus Christian LeBlanc, who stars in "The Young and the Restless." The Emmy-winning actor’s character is fighting prostate cancer and LeBlanc has consulted with Medical Oncologist Dr. Oliver Sartor, director of Tulane’s prostate cancer research program, for advice on accurately portraying his character’s illness.

Registration for the event, which is co-hosted by Tulane Cancer Center and the New Orleans Track Club, is $30 for race participants or $15 for college or medical students (with student ID). Don’t want to walk or run? A $15 Bluedoo Party Pass allows access to the celebration of survivorship, including complimentary food, beverages, a silent auction, a kids’ tent, and entertainment by Wendell Brunious and the New Orleans All Stars, the Laissez Boys of New Orleans and more. Participants are encouraged to costume in blue – the official color of prostate cancer awareness.  

NOLA Bluedoo sponsorship and silent auction proceeds will benefit Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund. More than 600 participated in last year’s event, raising $137,000.

“There are few events of this type dedicated to raising awareness and research funds for prostate cancer,” Sartor said. “Think of all the pink you see during the month of October. We’re hoping to follow the ladies’ lead and ask everyone to ‘get their blue on’ and join the party at Tulane on Sept. 12.”

To make a donation, sponsor the event or register, visit www.nolabluedoorun.org or contact Melanie Cross at 504-988-6592 or mcross@tulane.edu.

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