Get Your Rear in Gear Alexandria to Benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, Get Your Rear in Gear will hold its annual 5k Run/Walk for colon cancer awareness and the Tony Snow Mile for a Miracle at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, Virginia. The event will begin with the Mile for a Miracle at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K Walk at 8:50 a.m. Funds raised from the event will benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Get Your Rear in Gear events are produced by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of colon cancer awareness and screening. Get Your Rear in Gear events are planned and run by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about putting an end to this preventable disease by increasing screening rates and encouraging people to take charge of their own health.

The Tony Snow Mile for a Miracle is in memory of Tony Snow who passed away due to colon cancer on July 12, 2008. A husband, father, friend, neighbor, journalist, commentator and musician, Tony was an inspiration for millions as he bravely fought this disease.

To register for the race, form a team or make a donation you can visit the 2011 Alexandria Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk event page. For additional information about this event, contact Jay McConville at or (703) 624-6702 or Ben Basloe at

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