Dr. Sean Van Zijl, a urologist with Chesapeake Urology Associates, is a passionate runner who wanted to raise awareness about prostate-cancer and support prostate-cancer research. So, combining his avocation and vocation, he came up with "Great Strides Against Prostate Cancer," a 5-kilometer run and 1-mile walk/run that will be held 8 a.m. Sept. 30 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
In addition to the run, free prostate-cancer screenings will be offered that morning at the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center. For more information about the screenings, call 410-337-1479. To register for the run, go to charmcityrun.com.
Dr. Van Zijl, 34, lives in Elkton with his wife, Susanne, and two sons.
1. Flat-screen TV(Sony XBR 46-inch LCD)
"I am still using the 28-inch tubed TV I had in college. I have had this TV for 14 years now; it needs a rest."
2. Satellite radio for my car
"I drive about 200 miles between four hospitals in a weekend when I am on call, and it would be horrible without the Howard Stern show."
3. Deer Park home water tank
"I drink about five bottles of water a day and everyone is hassling me about the environmental damage I am causing."
4. Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 running shoes
"Hi, my name is Sean and I am addicted to new running shoes. I have about 12 pair in the closet at any one time."
5. A case of Chateaux Margaux 2003
"This is supposed to be the wine of the century. I would like to have something that I can share with my children and grandchildren in 40 years."