For the 9th year in row, our team is participating in the 2015 Tinley Park Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk, an 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, The Curly Shufflers, walk in memory of Rick Hayward, my uncle, and Gloria Leifel, my brother-in-law, Frank Slowinski's sister. Both of these victims left this life much too soon. Our efforts in this walk are all we can do to make a difference. We can't bring Rick or Gloria back, But we can sure try to help change the fate of other victims.
Two years ago, we also walked for Kyle Santo Paulo. Kyle was just 30 yrs. old and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Kyle lost his battle to colon cancer not too much longer after that walk. We also add our old neighborhood pal, Jim Tinerella to our list of colon cancer victims but are happy to say that Jim is a survivor! We will be walking in support of Jim, too.
Please support our efforts to build hope, prevent, and beat colon cancer! Thank you in advance!!!