Get Ready to Get Your Rear in Gear

The first of this year’s Get Your Rear in Gear walks and runs to raise awareness of colorectal cancer is scheduled for February 28 in Lafayette, LA.

The day begins with a Kids Fun Run at 8:00 am, followed by a 5K timed run/walk at 8:30

You can pre-register by mail through February 15 or online through February 23.  After that registration is available the day of the run.

Currently there are 22 Get Your Rear in Gear events planned for 2010 across the country in cities from New York to San Francisco.  The next walk/run is scheduled for Raleigh, NC on March 6.

The sponsors of the Get Your Rear in Gear events, the Colon Cancer Coalition, describe them:

Get Your Rear in Gear races are a series of nationwide events to raise awareness and funds for colorectal cancer. Funds raised will be invested in local programs to raise awareness of colon and rectal cancer, invest in innovative projects to help increase screening for colorectal cancer, especially for the under- or non-insured, and provide support to those touched by colorectal cancer. By working together, we can have a positive impact on colon and rectal cancer in our community and beyond.

The Colon Cancer Coalition is headquartered in Bloomington, MN.

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