2019 Rump Run For Colon Cancer Awareness Set For March 9

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The 2019 Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K and Fun Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, March 9, at Enterprise South Nature Park. 

 

Runners, walkers and colon cancer survivors are invited to bring their families and friends for a morning of fun and physical activity focused on raising awareness about the importance of screening for colon cancer and supporting those affected by the disease.

 

“Colon cancer is still one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our area, which is why it’s vital for us to continue efforts to educate the community on ways to reduce the risk of developing this condition,” said Dr.

Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colorectal surgeon and chair of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation. “The Rump Run helps us spread the word that this type of cancer is treatable and beatable if it’s caught early – which is why screening is so important.”

 

All proceeds from the event support the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s mission to increase local awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screenings and offer support to individuals and loved ones touched by the disease.

 

The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run is presented by University Surgical Associates, Erlanger Health System, Memorial Health Care System and Parkridge Health System. Sponsors include EPB, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, Galen Medical Group, Diagnostic Pathology Services, Brewer Media, Chattanooga Endoscopy Center, Digestive Care and Management, First Tennessee, Genentech, HHM Wealth Advisors, Myriad Genetics, Pathgroup, Tennessee Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging Consultants, Karl Storz Endoskope, Wright Brothers Construction, Creative Discovery Museum, Endearing Life Photography, Joe Nabors DJ Services, and Puckett EMS.

Participants may register online through midnight on March 7 at 
www.rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. A survivor recognition ceremony will take place at 8:50 a.m. The timed 5K will be held at 9:00 am and the Fun Walk at 9:05, followed by the awards ceremony. Pre-registration costs $30 online, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are $10. 

 

Volunteers are essential to ensuring the success of the Rump Run. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering may call 423 757-0730 or go to www.rumprun.com to sign up to assist on race day. 


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