“Our hope is that this support will increase awareness of colon cancer in the local community, encourage individuals of all ages to get screened, and inspire others to support their local cancer prevention organization,”
Colon and rectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths among non-smokers.
“There are numerous ways individuals can get involved to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Whether it’s volunteering to give a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, making a donation, or getting involved with local events in your community,” added Matt Becker.
With nearly 40 nationwide races, the Colon Cancer Coalition has become a leading source for colon cancer education and awareness. They are working together with health care providers, corporations and the media, to encourage people to "Get Your Rear in Gear" and talk about colon cancer with their doctor, their loved ones and everyone they know.
Get Your Rear in Gear is bigger then just a message for colon cancer; it is a message for all of us to take action, lead longer healthier lives, go to the doctor regularly, to listen to our bodies when something isn’t right and to get the right answers, regardless of age.
The race takes place in Marymoor Park. For more information, visit http://getyourrearingear.com/
“Giving back to the local community has always been a big part of our companies mission,” says Matt Becker. “We make a conscious effort to consistently support charitable causes and nonprofit organizations.”
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About the Colon Cancer Coalition / Get Your Rear in Gear
Get Your Rear in Gear events are presented nationally by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. The events are 100% volunteer-driven in communities throughout the United States. To date the Colon Cancer Coalition has distributed nearly $1.5 million from the Get Your Rear in Gear events back into local communities for colon cancer education, prevention, and screening. By making the words colon, colorectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language, we believe we can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from this largely preventable cancer. A history of the organization, upcoming events, and a list of programs receiving funding from the Colon Cancer Coalition can be found at GetYourRearInGear.com.