January 9, 2012
Undy 5000 & Resolution Run a Healthy Start to 2012
West Palm Beach, FL (January 9) – On a gorgeous South Florida winter morning, more than 200 people ran in their underwear in honor of and in memory of those who have been affected by colon cancer.
Dubbed a resolution run for individuals who made New Year’s resolutions to get healthy and stay fit, the South Florida Undy 5000 & Resolution Run was held on January 7 at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.
The event boasted the grand unveiling of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Inflatable Colon, a giant, walk-through colon that shows the various stages of colon cancer, including descriptions about Crohn’s disease and Colitis. The educational value of the colon is unmatched due to the nature of the tool, and individuals said they felt they knew more about the stages of the disease after walking through it than before.
As with every Undy 5000, colon cancer survivors were honored and recognized, and with almost 10 survivors at the event, there was definitely something to celebrate. “Our amazing colon cancer survivors all had such great attitudes,” said Todd Setter, National Undy 5000 Event Director. “They were so inspiring.”
A portion of the proceeds remain behind to support colon cancer screening and treatment programs of Digestive CARE. Event proceeds are also used to support the CCA’s national and local patient support and public awareness programs. The Undy 5000 series, created by the CCA in 2008, is held in cities across the nation and is designed to promote awareness and educate the public about colon cancer.
Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Dulcolax®, is the proud presenting sponsor of the 2011 Undy 5000 races. As the #1 doctor-recommended stimulant for constipation relief, Dulcolax®* reminds everyone over the age of 50 or with a family history of colon cancer that a colonoscopy can save lives.
More information about the Undy 5000 is available online at www.undy5000.org.
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The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing screening rates and survivorship. The CCA is an active, caring community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research.