I am participating in the 2017 Washington DC Scope It Out 5K on Sunday, March 19th at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Please support my involvement with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will help us prevent colorectal cancer and save lives.
This race is personal for me. I battled Stage 3 rectal cancer for most of 2016. After a number of treatments--including 5.5 weeks of chemo-radiation, surgery to remove my tumor and undergo an ileostomy, 5 months of chemo, and a surgery to reverse my ileostomy--I am finally in remission and feeling great again!
If you know me, you know I love to run! I am back to exercising and running again, but more importantly, I am grateful to be alive. I am blessed that these treatments worked for me and that there was existing research that indicated this was the best treatment plan to optimize my chances of survival and lower my incidence of recurrence.
Funds raised through Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk support national prevention, research and patient & family support initiatives at the Colon Cancer Alliance. Additionally, The Chris4Life Research Fund locally partners with the Ruesch Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, where I received treatment and care under the direction of global leaders in the field. Through this strategic partnership, this Research Fund is supporting efforts that are improving patient outcomes and saving lives.
I hope you will consider donating. Any amount would be appreciated. Thanks for visiting my Scope It Out page!