CONTACT: Julie Alsup, 815-670-4798

 ROCKFORD – Healing Pathways-Cancer Resource Center is holding a weekend event to celebrate men who are cancer survivors and to recognize those touched by cancer.

The three-day “Tri-Pathalon” kicks off with a socializing event at Stone Eagle Tavern in Rockford, featuring local celebrities as bartenders on Thursday, June 23. On Friday, June 25, the third annual WXRX 104.9 “Go Nuts” Golf Play Day will be held at Swan Hills Golf Club in Belvidere. The shotgun start begins at 2 p.m.

The weekend concludes with the first Bow Tie March – a 1.5 mile walk for men’s cancer awareness, which will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza, starting at 9 a.m. Walkers who raise $25 or more will receive an event t-shirt. Registration will take place online at

 The co-chairs of the Bow Tie March are Joe Arco, president of Comtech Corporation, and Paul Anthony Arco, writer and cancer survivor. The honorary chairperson is Paul Logli, president and CEO of United Way of Rock River Valley, and also a cancer survivor. “Regular checkups and early detection are the keys for men dealing with all types of cancer,” Logli said. “My hope for this event is that it will raise awareness for men, so that they can catch every cancer early in the process. That was the situation in my case and I’m pleased it worked out that way.”

The sponsors of the Bow Tie March include Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Four Seasons, Comtech Corporation and Rockford Gastroenterology Associates.

Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center provides free services through cancer-related counseling, education, and support programs. For more event information or registration, visit or call 815-395-5649.

Healing Pathways “Tri-Pathalon” Line-up

Thursday, June 23, 2011- Socializing Event at Stone Eagle Tavern

6445 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Featuring local celebrities as bartenders

Friday, June 24, 2011- Go Nuts Golf Outing

Swan Hills Golf Club

2600 Gustafson Rd, Belvidere

1:00 pm – Registration

2:00 pm – Shot gun start

$75 per person includes: green fee, cart , beverages, dinner, Go Nuts t-shirt and opportunity to win prizes. Men and women golfers welcome.

 Saturday, June 25, 2011 – Bow Tie March “For Men’s Cancer Awareness”

Registration opens 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies 9:00 AM

Step Off 9:15 AM

Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza

Riverside & Perryville Rd

Rockford, IL 61114

For more event information or registration, visit, email or call 815-395-5649.



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