I am participating in the 2017 San Diego Undy Run/Walk Saturday, March 4th at Mission Bay Park - De Anza Cove.
As many of you know, my mom, Louise La Croix, lost her four and a half year battle with colorectal cancer in October 2015. I am walking in honor of my mom's memory, and to help spread awareness for the importance of screening and early detection. I feel this is particularly important in the case of colorectal cancer as many may find these screenings embarrasing or uncomfortable and thus prefer to avoid them. However, the alternative of a possible later stage diagnosis is far more uncomfortale and heart breaking.
Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Most colon cancers develop first as polyps, which are abnormal growths inside the colon or rectum that may later become cancerous if not removed.
Colon cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people 50 years or older. However incidence in those younger than 50 is on the rise. This disease takes the lives of more than 50,000 people every year; we’re here to combat these statistics and educate people about how to prevent this disease. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the US, and the second leading cause of cancer death.
Please support my involvement in the Undy Run/Walk with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will help us prevent colorectal cancer and save lives.
For more information on the Undy Run/Walk, please visit www.Undyrunwalk.org or the Colon Cancer Alliance's website at www.CCAlliance.org.
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