Local restaurants raising funds for cancer screenings

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 2:47 pm
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Rudy's Tacos is raising money to provide free prostate screenings to men in the Quad Cities area. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. It's also the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men, but with early detection it can often be treated successfully.

Prostate Cancer awareness is something that is very important to Rudy's Tacos. Rudy Quijas, founder of Rudy's Tacos, passed away at the age of 55 from prostate cancer.
"My father wanted us to promote early prostate testing. That way other families could avoid the premature loss of a loved one. As we know, prostate cancer is very manageable if it is detected EARLY," says Kevin Quijas, co-owner of Rudy's corporate.

These screenings will be held September 10th at the Trinity Moline Campus from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Cancer Center at Trinity, Moline located at 500 John Deere Road, Moline.

Appointments for your free prostrate screening are necessary. Please call 309-779-3700 to register for a free prostate screening. You will qualify for this prostrate screening if you are a man between the ages of 55 and 70 with no history of prostate cancer, have a family history of prostate cancer or an African American man between the ages of 40 and 70 and you are not currently under the care of a urologist.

Whatever money you can donate to this cause will go directly to this free prostrate screening through Trinity. One in six men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime and one in thirty six will die of this disease. Don't become a statistic, get screened!

Rudy Quijas had the opportunity to do a lot for this community, even though his passing was so early. He was an Air Force Veteran and a member of the East Davenport Turners, Elks Lodge 298 and Davenport Moose Lodge. Rudy Quijas sponsored many athletic events and teams including Little League and softball teams, the Rudy's Golf Tournament, Mexican American traveling basketball and fast pitch softball teams. He enjoyed golf, family events and entertaining friends.

About Rudy's Tacos: Rudy's Tacos was founded in 1973 by Rudy and Marilyn Quijas. This first restaurant located at 2214 East 11th St. in the Village of East Davenport, seated 15-20 people. By 1977 the business had out grown the tiny building and the new larger building opened for business in the summer of 1977. This location has just completed another extensive remodeling and expansion to celebrate where Rudy's started. Since the late 70's Rudy's has grown to include 11 other locations in both Iowa and Illinois.


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