Skate For Prostate
The Skate for Prostate is a 395-mile skate across Colorado, from the northern to southern state border, by Keith Wegen. Keith's mission is to increase awareness and education of prostate disease and challenge the public opinion that prostate cancer only occurs in older men.
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.