Join the movement by registering to participate in, or by donating to, the Colon Cancer Coalition for the 2020 Get Your Rear in Gear - Raleigh. Funds raised are granted back into host communities like Raleigh to increase colon cancer screenings and save lives.
About the Colon Cancer Coalition
In 2004, Kristin Lindquist started planning for the very first Get Your Rear in Gear® run after losing her best friend and sister, Susie Lindquist Mjelde, to colon cancer. What started as one women’s vision has since grown into a national coalition of people determined to end colorectal cancer deaths by increasing screening and educating others about the signs and symptoms of this treatable disease.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Cary Gastroenterology Associates supports the Colon Cancer Coalition in raising awareness about how colonoscopies can save lives. We urge all adults over the age of 50 to get a regular colon screening.
The chance of surviving colon cancer goes up with early detection and treatment—but only 40% of colon cancers are found in the early stages. Help us increase screening rates and save more lives.
We also encourage you to join us for the 2020 Raleigh Get Your Gear in Rear event!
DATE: Saturday, March 7, 2020
LOCATION: WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary, NC
FEES: Through March 4 at midnight
Adult: $26 (colorectal survivors register for free)
Youth (12 and under): $13
Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $13
Race Day: Adult: $35 // Youth (12 and under): $20 // Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $20
Learn more about colon cancer prevention and colonoscopies.
If you're over age 50 and due for a colon screening, call one of our three locations to schedule your appointment.