It’s More than a Race.
On March 9, Steph was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer that has metastasized to her liver. Since then, it has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, intense chemotherapy, and lots of hospital time. Her team of doctors at MGH are doing everything they can to fight this cancer and Steph is the ultimate fighter! We are all so proud of her.
On September 16th, #TeamWhooten will walk in honor of raising awareness for colon cancer and its new prevelance among millenials (see some facts below). We have formed a team for the "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5K Run & Walk and would like to formally invite all family, friends, colleagues, volleyballers, etc. to join us on our team to walk in our support of Steph and the many other people battling this disease as we do our part to raise money for a cure for colon cancer.
We'd love your support for this meaningful day. The money raised will 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.
4 Relevant Facts about Colon Cancer:
- Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
- Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
- Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.
- Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death (second to Lung Cancer).