The ninth annual Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race and Health Fair is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Eden Hill Medical Center, 200 Banning St., Dover.

Increasing awareness about prostate cancer is the primary focus of Pedal Away Prostate Cancer.

The annual event is sponsored by the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition and raises funds that support free community prostate screening programs and educational outreach. Rafael Zaragoza, formerly of Urology Associates of Dover, helped start the coalition with like-minded community members including his son, Michael Zaragoza, also of Urology Associates of Dover. DPCC was founded in 2011.

The bike event is open to cyclists of all abilities, with prizes for top finishers. There are separate start times for competitive and non-competitive cyclists. The race also serves as the 40K race for the Delaware Senior Olympics. A picnic lunch is included in the registration fee.

A health fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the finish site. Free vouchers and prostate cancer screening registrations are available. In addition, there will be free health screenings for vision, hearing, skin cancer and blood pressure and free massages and information on health care services provided locally. Admission to the health fair is free. The picnic lunch is open to the public for $5.

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