2019 Charlotte Get Your Rear in Gear

Dash for the Stache

Dash for the Stache:

My name is Lindsay Hochstetler and my husband Ben was diagnosed with stage IV Colorectal Cancer back in October of 2018. I have formed the "Dash for the Stache" (thanks for the name Kendall) team in order to help him kick Cancer's ass!

I hope you will join our team whether it's in person or virtually or just by donating a little bit... either way Ill be running this 5k in hopes to raise awareness and money to help fund research and resources. 

 We will have cool HATS and a great group to support this cause and get in a little physical exercise! 

10 Facts about Colon Cancer

  1. Anyone can get colon cancer.
  2. One in 23 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
  3. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death.
  4. Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and people of all races and nationalities.
  5. Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 45.
  6. Screening should begin earlier for many ethnic groups and those with a family history.
  7. Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
  8. Those with a parent, sibling, or other relative with colon cancer have an increased risk of developing the disease.
  9. If you were born in the '90s, you have 2x the risk of colon and 4x the risk of rectal cancer as those born in the 1950s.
  10. Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.

(Bonus Fact) Screening is easy, there are many affordable options that can be done in the privacy of your own home. Talk to your doctor about the right one for you.

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Learn more at coloncancercoalition.org/get-educated.

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