Second Annual 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness was a Great Success!
Great success! Second Annual 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness
More than 750 runners and walkers participated in the second annual “Get Your Rear in Gear – Hickory 5K Run/Walk” with a large crowd of family, friends, volunteers, survivors and spectators on hand March 22, 2014 at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
“Get Your Rear in Gear – Hickory was a strong victory for colon cancer awareness. We appreciate the outstanding community-wide support from businesses and individuals who partnered with us to make this event a great success,” said Dr. Gregory Diamonti of Gastroenterology Associates and local event chair.
Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. was one of the presenting sponsors for the event.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This event is designed to promote it, raise funds for colon cancer screening, honor survivors and support care givers.
Funds raised at Get Your Rear in Gear – Hickory stay in the community to be invested in local projects to increase colon cancer awareness and education, screening and prevention programs, and offer support services to those affected by the disease.
Get Your Rear in Gear® events are produced by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis.
Learn more at: http://www.coloncancercoalition.org/