Our team is participating in the 2017 Portland Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk, a event to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. We want to make a difference for the thousands of people in our community touched by colon cancer. The funds we raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment for this disease.
Our team Bottoms up has been set up in honor of our dad Glenn Burge. Dad was diagnosed in August 2011. Since that time he has had 18 inches of colon removed, 3 liver resections, a larger tumor removed near liver, hernia surgery and numerous rounds of Chemo Therapy. Dad had his last surgery October 2015 and was able to go a year an a half without chemo. Recently he found that cancer has returned and wil start chemo once again April 20th. He has been through so much the past 5 1/2 years! We continue to love and support him throughout it all!! He may get down but is truely a fighter! Love you Dad & Mom!
This walk will help so many people in Oregon that are going through this battle! We need to get the word out there for early detection. Please join us in the 2016 walk/run!!