CHARLOTTE  - Pints for Prostates is highlighting several area events as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. At noon on Sept. 15, the third annual OMB Copper Classic – a 1,000-yard Dash, Walk, Crawl, Whatever for Charity at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte.

Rick Lyke, a Charlotte resident and prostate cancer survivor, founded pints for Prostates, which raises funds and pushes awareness around the country.

“Early detection is critical, but most men don’t know the facts about prostate cancer,” Lyke said.

Tickets cost $25 and available at For information, call Lyke at 704-916-6152 or 704-340-2840.

On Sept. 19, Duke Energy’s uptown Charlotte building will be illuminated in blue, the color of prostate cancer awareness.