Walk This Way! Come Join the Blue Ribbon Warriors Gray Family in the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Walk/Run on March 4th!
My goal – Stop colon cancer in its tracks!
Facts are our friends! Did you know that one out of 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer? Unbelievable! Another startling fact ... colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. In addition, many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis. That's pretty scary. This is why colonoscopies are so important. Colon cancer can be heriditary ... that is the case with me. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2004, and I am proud to say that he is a survivor and cancer free today. One day I will be as well. It has been reported that incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under the age of 50, and that younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers. It does not discriminate ... everyone is at risk at one time or another. Enough with the stats and doom and gloom. I know that colon cancer is something no one wants to discuss ... I get it ... it is a "disgusting" subject. The disease really doesn't get the press it deserves.
Many of you have been on this three-year journey with me, and believe me, I could not have done this without each and every one of you. Your thoughts and prayers have been phenominal ... and they are working.
How can you offer further support? Come join me on March 4th. Some of you will run, some will walk and some will come to support ... and we will all celebrate - as usual - afterwards. Some will not be able to come, and can always sign up as a Virtual Walker. I am not encouraging donations ... I am, however, encouraging participation. The money we raise through participation will be pooled with other people’s efforts and help fund local programs to increase screening and awareness for colon and rectal cancer, as well as programs and services to support those living with the disease.
Most importantly ... if nothing else, please be screened. 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.
Register now. RedVentures is generous in supporting our team and is paying for our special t-shirts, but you must register now or within the next few days in order to receive one on "game day." Love you guys! Hope to see or hear from you on March 4th.
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