October 20, 2010
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy 5000 Comes To Cincinnati To Bring Greater Awareness To Colon Cancer
Cincinnati, OH (Oct. 20, 2010) – The first annual Cincinnati Undy 5000 5K run will be held on Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 AM at Reds Stadium, Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, OH. The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), a national patient advocacy organization, will host the event to help bring greater awareness to colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
“We just completed the first annual Undy 5000 in Columbus and now Cincinnati is welcoming this great event,” said Andrew Spiegel, CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance. “Bringing the Undy 5000 to Cincinnati provides an excellent opportunity for people to have a great time while becoming better educated about colon cancer and the importance of screenings to help save lives.”
The Undy 5000 is held in cities nationwide to educate the public about colon cancer, promote screenings and encourage people to talk about the disease. The event raises much needed funds to support and build the CCA’s national and local patient support and innovative public awareness programs. In addition, a portion of the funds raised from the Cincinnati Undy 5000 will be distributed locally to fund services for those diagnosed with colon cancer.
This run stands out from many other 5K events because many participants wear specially designed boxer-style shorts, providing a fun way to bring attention to a serious disease. It is a family-oriented event open to all ages. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 1-mile family fun run.
The Undy 5000, created by the CCA, is designed to promote awareness and education about colon cancer. The event particularly stresses the importance of timely colon cancer screening and also provides valuable information for those already affected by the disease.
More information about the Undy 5000 is available online at www.undy5000.org.
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The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase screening and survivorship rates, the CCA provides education and patient support, furthers research efforts, and conducts advocacy work across the country.