Gastroenterology Associates Sponsors 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness – A Huge Success!
“Get Your Rear in Gear Hickory 5K Run/Walk” for colon cancer awareness was a huge success. More than 550 runners and walkers plus families and friends turned out on Saturday, March 16th, at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The day included opportunities for celebration of cancer survivors and support of their caregivers.
“March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so the timing for our event was perfect,” said Dr. Gregory Diamonti of Gastroenterology Associates and Local Event Chair. “We were very proud to bring this event to Hickory for the first time.”
Funds raised at the Get Your Rear in Gear Hickory event will stay in the local area to promote awareness of colon cancer, help with screening and prevention programs, promote early detection, support treatment, provide educational programs and bring screening opportunities to those who are under-insured or uninsured.
Get Your Rear in Gear® events are presented nationally by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. was the local presenting sponsor.