A Manhattan Beach man is bringing awareness to prostate cancer, one race a time.
Robert Hess, founder of the Manhattan Beach-based Cancer Journeys Foundation, participated in the Sports Car Club of America ProSolo autocross challenge Sunday at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine.
More than 200 drivers participated in the event, which is part of a 12-month series. Hess said he was driving for prostate cancer awareness. More than 29,000 men die of the disease each year and he wants to reduce that number.
“September is national prostate cancer awareness month,” Hess said. “Our goal is to make men aware of how easy it is to find prostate early using that simple PSA blood test and our Internet tool at prostatetracker.org.”