- A Man and his Prostate Starring Ed Asner
Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film, and stage for over 60 years. Best known for his roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, and “Lou Grant”, he has accumulated over 100 television credits. Younger audiences will recognize him as Santa in “Elf” and from voicing Carl Frederickson in the animated feature “Up”. He has been nominated 20 times for Emmy Awards and won five times. He is a Past President of the Screen Actors Guild.
“A Man And His Prostate” was created and written by award-winning Ed Weinberger (9 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, and a Peabody). This hilarious show is based on his true life experience while vacationing in Italy and being rushed to a hospital for prostate cancer surgery. According to Weinberger, Ed Asner was born to play this role of an old codger who won’t take any of life’s injustices sitting down as he prepares for the surgery.
Join Zero Cancer Saturday, September 28 for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Des Moines event at Principle Park. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk features a 5K, 1-mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Participants will receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. That's one in nine fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, partners, and friends. No one wants the men in their lives to be faced with this disease. You can be part of saving lives and keeping families together. Take the challenge and join the movement to end prostate cancer. Your participation and fundraising help fund tomorrow's treatments, today. Register today at www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/desmoines.
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