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See surgery, live!

The public will have a chance to view one of the most advanced surgical procedures for a prevalent, yet preventable, disease: prostate cancer.

Physicians at Strong Memorial Hospital will broadcast a live laparoscopic robotic prostatectomy using the daVinci Surgical System from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 21, in the Class of '62 Auditorium at the Medical Center as part of an educational series for Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with surgeons and prostate cancer survivors during the procedure.

Following a free lunch, an educational lecture, "Prostate Cancer: Prevention, Treatment and Triumph," will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., where issues such as risk factors, early warning signs, screenings, and treatment options will be discussed.

There is no charge for the event, although attendees must register by Friday, September 17, by calling x5-2838 or visiting

In addition, University Urology Associates will conduct free prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, September 23, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Openings are limited; reserve a space by calling x5-2838.

Lace up for 5K River Run

Individuals and teams are invited to participate in Friends of Strong's fourth annual Rochester River Run 5K, formerly the Bill Sweet Memorial Walk/Run, to be held September 18 at the Genesee Junction Pavilion in Genesee Valley Park. Pledges collected by participants support patient housing for the organ transplant programs at Strong Memorial Hospital.

A one-mile course for walkers has been added for those who prefer a shorter distance. Registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m. T-shirts will be given to all participants, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers in numerous categories. Refreshments follow.

For more information or to register, call x5-2420. Registration forms are available online at

Tee off for Mt. Hope

For the seventh year, Mt. Hope Family Center will host a golf tournament to help support its therapeutic programs for at-risk children and families in the community. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 18, at Eagle Vale Golf Course, 4344 Nine Mile Point Road in Fairport.

For $85, golfers can enjoy a full day of golf, meals, an auction, and more than 50 raffle prizes. Both golfers and nongolfers may attend the event. Those interested in dinner only can join the festivities for $25 a person. The deadline for registration is

September 13. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Mt. Hope Family Center is an internationally recognized treatment and research institute that promotes positive child development and healthy families. Located in the Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester, the center is affiliated with the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology.

For more information about the tournament, contact Debra Smarsh at x5-2991 or

They're back

A new year of "Wilson Commons Wednesdays" kicks off on September 8 with a theme of Greek food and music. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge.

The luncheon series is sponsored by Student Activities and Dining Services.

Future dates and themes are Oktoberfest on October 13; Italian on November 10; and holiday celebrations on December 8. The entire University community is invited to attend and enjoy the music, food, and atmosphere.

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