COLON CANCER AWARENESS RUN/WALK
5K run/walk is our annual event to raise awareness and funds for the fight against colorectal cancer. In Iowa, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths with more Iowans dying of colorctal cancer than breast and prostate cancer combined. Colorectal cancer can almost always be cured if detected early through screening. Screening tests provide an opportunity for prevention, early detection and successful treatment of this otherwise deadly disease but only two third of Iowans age 50 and older have undergone screening tests.
Please join us to help educate the public about colorectal cancer, promote screening and get people talking about this deadly but preventable disease. Please take a pledge to get screened and encourage loved ones to do the same. We are organizing this run/walk to bring awareness and to raise funds. The funds raised through this non-profit run/walk will be spent in our local community through various no-profit agencies dedicated to beat colorectal cancer.
Colon Cancer Awareness Run/Walk
Date Saturday March 26th, 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M
Pre-registration Open 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Race day Registration - $30
Location: Iowa Digestive Disease Center
1378 NW 124th Street
Clive, IA 50325
Team participants - We will recognize the best themed team at the event
COLON CANCER FACTS
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.
90% of new cases of colorectal cancer occur in people 50 or older.
There are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the U.S.
90% cases of colon cancer can be treated successfully when found early.