So far the ARRG team has rasied $980…$20 more and we will have raised $1000.00 to help fight colon cancer!
It would be great if you could help us make it to that $1000 mark… 2 people that each donate $10 and we’re there!
If you’d rather run than donate, you can also sign up to run with Team ARRG!
Thank you in advance for the support!
Yep, you read it right! 5000 meters in your favorite undergarment!
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) 1st Annual St. Louis Undy 5000 event will take place on Saturday, March 28th, 2009.
This “brief” 5K run/walk is designed to raise awareness and funds for the fight against colorectal cancer. Because runners and walkers will be wearing anything from their favorite running shorts to their wildest pair of boxers, this event is sure to get people talking.
The Undy 5000 begins at 9AM and will be held at Forest Park at the Upper Muny parking lot. All Undy 5000 participants will receive a commemorative pair of boxers (while supplies last). The Gateway CCA Chapter will kick off the opening ceremony, set to begin around 8:45AM.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 & over.
You can register for the event online by visiting the Undy 5000 website. You can also register during packet pickup, which will be held on Friday, March 27th, at FLEET FEET Sports in Chesterfield, from 10AM-8PM. There will also be race day registration and packet pickup.
This important but fun event will be held in different cities across the country throughout the year to educate the public about colon cancer, promote screenings, and get people talking about this deadly, but preventable disease. The Undy 5000 will raise much-needed funds to support and build CCA’s innovative screening and awareness programs.
Facts about colorectal cancer:
— Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the United States; 2nd only to smoking-..related lung cancer.
— Each year, more than 150,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
— As many people die each year from colon cancer as breast cancer and AIDS combined.
— One out of 18 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime.