Get Your Rear in Gear- Tucson 5K Run/Walk

Join the El Rio Team today!
Join the El Rio Team today!

El Rio Community Health Center

It’s More than a Race.

We've formed an El Rio team for Get Your Rear in Gear - Tucson and are joining thousands to make a difference in the fight against colon cancer, our nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. Proceeds from this event will help support El Rio patients. Will you join us Nancy & Brenda?  

Let's have fun and create a sea of El Rio purple at the race. Part of the money raised will fund colonoscopies for El Rio's uninsured patients.

10 Facts about Colon Cancer

  1. Anyone can get colon cancer.
  2. One in 20 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 50.
  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. Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
  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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