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5K Run/Walk will bring awareness to colon cancer

Posted September 06, 2012 in Uncategorized

Des Moines, Iowa October 6th — Over 1000 participants are expected to attend the third annual Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk in Des Moines, Iowa on October 6th Runners, walkers, and volunteers will gather to raise awareness of the nation’s number two cancer killer, and raise funds for colon cancer prevention screening. The day will include opportunities for celebration of the survivors and support for care givers and those who may have been left behind. Event begins at 8:00am at Raccoon river Park.

Funds raised at the Get Your Rear in Gear event will stay in the Des Moines area, supporting programs funded by Davids Fight.Org, including Fighting funds for colonoscopies, Snow Angels, and The Super Colon. Davids is a non-profit tax exempt charitable foundation. Our mission is to build colorectal cancer awareness within our communities, utilizing a variety of different programs, activities, and resources. Our goal is to provide the resources for those in need of our assistance.

Saturday October 6th festivities will be at 8 a.m with opening ceremonies followed by the Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30a.m. The 5K Run and Walk will follow at 8:45 a.m. Registration information is available online at Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Information about volunteering, fundraising, sponsoring an event or forming a team is also posted on the website.

Local sponsors of the event include: The Iowa Clinic, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Mercy Cancer Center, Fareway, City Wide Heating and Air Conditioning inc., Iowa Get Screened, Perdue Inc., Hydrive Energy, Helping Hits, Davids Fight, The Colon Club, Pioneer, Ameriprise Financial Advisors, Holiday Inn West Des Moines, NCMIC, Central Financial Group, Caribou Coffee, Flowerama, Kinman Glass, Crush Colon Cancer, Goals in Motion, and K&V Homes.

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

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