Dr. Ash Tewari, System Chair of the Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Health System, will host the Sixth Annual Push-Up Challenge in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
The contest is aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that even moderate exercise could improve the odds of surviving prostate cancer. The goal of the free public event is to reach 10,000 push-ups.
Men and women who complete the most push-ups will receive prizes. The contest will be judged by the COMPLETEBODY – Health & Wellness Clubs. Free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests will also be available on-site in Mount Sinai’s Robert F. Smith Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit.
The event will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1pm to 3pm at The Mount Sinai Hospital, 1190 Fifth Avenue at 101St Street in Harlem, NY.
Since the launch of the mobile prostate cancer screening unit on April 1, 2022, Mount’s Sinai Department of Urology has screened more than 1,000 men, finding 20% of these patients to have an elevated PSA.
This represents an important biomarker for the diagnosis of the prostate cancer—one of the most common cancers—with about one in eight American men being diagnosed during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2022 are about 268,490 new cases of prostate cancer, with about 34,500 deaths.
Participants are encouraged to post their push-up video on social media to raise awareness and include their push-up total in their post, in an effort to tally the total at the end of the month.
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Photo credit: Mount Sinai and Tour College event.