“In fact, it’s rare for us to find bladder cancer in someone that doesn’t smoke,” he said.
The next leading cause is environmental exposures, such as dyes and chemicals, for people in certain jobs.
The first Ginny Dutton Memorial Walk raised about $500 for bladder cancer awareness; last year’s raised about $3,500.
All proceeds go to BCAN, which provides patients, caregivers and doctors with educational resources and support services during the treatment of bladder cancer.
To sign up for the memorial walk, follow this link to www.active.com. Registration is $15 plus a small service charge, and includes a T-shirt for the walker. The site also has a donation page.