A few years ago, Lenard Ormsby took a picture of a rainbow in Alaska. He made it into cards and gave them out to people to remember to look for the rainbow in any of life's storms. In 2010 he got a storm of his own. "I was actually at a dinner at Wolf Run Golf Course before a golf tournament and I received a voicemail from Dr. Canuelos and he in a surprised voice said 'your biopsy came back positive. You have prostate cancer.'"
He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease. Described as an 8 on a scale of 10. He opted for surgery to remove his prostate. And that probably saved his life. "I had a very aggressive form of cancer. It had already spread to the bladder so they took a small part of the bladder out as well."
They got it all and almost 2 years later, he's still doing great. "So far I'm in remission and I'm cancer free."
He believes focusing on the good, finding the rainbow even in his own cancer, helped him find his way back to good health.
To bring about awareness of prostate cancer, the Builders Association Charity and Urology Nevada are sponsoring the Dash for Dads. The 5k walk/run will be on Father's Day, June 17th at the Sparks Marina. Registration is from 7-8:30am. The race begins at 9am. The cost is $25 for adults, kids 10 and under are $10.
For more information call 775-329-2424 or email Bobbie Merrigan at email@example.com
You can also learn more about the event at www.dashfordads.com