Skate For Prostate
After inline skating across Colorado last year, Keith is tackling Texas this November! Follow Keith as he skates 200 miles in Austin, treks 211 miles to Dallas and concludes after 150 miles around the city...some 555 miles, to raise awareness and funds for the early detection of prostate cancer!
At age 44, Keith Wegen knew something wasn’t right with his health. After a series of unsuccessful tests, Keith demanded answers and finally saw a doctor that was willing to give him a prostate screening and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Had he not followed his intuition and demanded all tests regardless of his age, his aggressive tumor would have most likely killed him before the age of 50, when most men begin testing.
Keith is an active individual and has inline skated for 17 years. In fact, just two days after his diagnosis, Keith inline skated 60 miles from Boulder to Greeley, CO, a trek he had been planning for months. In November of 2011, Keith had his surgery. During his days in the hospital, he felt a call to make a difference in the way people think about prostate cancer and early detection. Keith’s passion for inline skating, his long-standing intensity for helping others, and his prostate cancer diagnosis united and the Skate For Prostate idea was born. This program is dedicated to support and educate Colorado men on the importance of early detection.