Hundreds lace up their sneakers in support of the Alaska Men's Run

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Earlier this month runners decked out in pink hit the pavement but Saturday was all about the blue.

Hundreds of runners raced in the 24th annual Alaska Men's Run Saturday.

The proceeds of these two or five-mile fun run benefit men fighting prostate or testicular cancer. Money raised at the Men’s Run stays in Alaska and is used for grants to help individuals cope with the cost of fighting cancer.

Organizers say that about 50 men in Alaska will die each year from testicular and prostate cancer and they encourage every man over 40 to get checked by a doctor.

Mike Zoske, a 20-year cancer survivor says, “The main message is, go to your doctor, get checked. It is a very simple blood draw or a DRI or a digital exam which takes seconds. It's just not a big deal, it is a big deal if you have the disease and you don't do anything about it. So that's it, be aware and take care of it.”

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