Guest Blog: Getting to the Bottom of the Undy 5000

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Today's guest blog was written by Todd Setter of the Colon Cancer Alliance, National Director Undy 5000 series. The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research. Learn more at www.ccalliance.org.

All puns aside, the Undy 5000 is raising eyebrows and awareness across the country for colon cancer.

The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy 5000 is a nationwide family-friendly 5K run/walk that works to raise awareness about colon cancer and the importance of getting screened. People are afraid to talk about this disease and, as a result, many don’t get screened in time. By making colon cancer a subject that’s okay to talk about we are literally saving lives!

One of my favorite parts about this series is that it’s not all talk – proceeds from each event benefit screening, awareness, research, education and patient support programs that assist local residents and communities.

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It’s easy to support these programs and make a difference. You can help by spreading the word, forming a team, becoming a sponsor/exhibitor, or offering to volunteer at one of the Undy 5000 events. Our upcoming locations include:

2012

Piedmont Triad, NC – September 22

Washington, DC – September 29

Cincinnati, OH – October 13

Nashville, TN – October 20

Peoria, IL – October 20

Dallas, TX – October 27

Atlanta, GA – November 3

Phoenix, AZ – November 17

2013

South Florida – February 2

Tampa, FL – February 9

Sacramento, CA – March 2

San Diego, CA – March 9

Buffalo, NY – April 27

Find a race near you at www.undy5000.org and take $5 off your registration fee with discount code LILLY.

For questions or to learn more about how you can support the Undy 5000, email us at undy5000@ccalliance.org.