This is my 5th time participating Sacramento Undy Run/Walk – the 5k that helps to raise money for research for colon cancer. In March 2013, just a few weeks after my colon cancer surgery, I triumphantly crossed the finish line of this unique 5k run/walk. This year I’m going to KNOCK OUT COLON CANCER as I once again join forces with Western Health Advantage (WHA) by being part of their team - WHAtch Your Tushie!
As a 2-time Lynch Syndrome Survivor (endometrial cancer in July 2010 and colon cancer February 2013), I am determined to continue to be proactive and cancer-free!! Lynch Syndrome is a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer with colon & endometrial being the 2 most common cancers associated with this syndrome. Early diagnosis & annual screenings for tumors & polyps will enable me to detect the cancer before it becomes life threatening. In a sense, my Lynch Syndrome diagnosis saved my life, since that annual colonoscopy enabled me to catch my colon cancer at a very early stage! The best way to prevent colon cancer is early detection, and the Colon Cancer Alliance is committed to achieving earlier, safer, and more effective means of detection & treatment. This organization also provides support for patients and survivors throughout the country.
Please support my involvement in the Undy Run/Walk with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s prevention, research and patient support programs. I'd love to have you be part of my team - WHAtch Your Tushie as I celebrate my 4-year anniversary of being cancer-free! Hope to see you at the Undy Run Walk on February 25, 2017!