October 25, 2010
Cincinnati Undy 5000 5K Run Brings Greater Awareness to Colon Cancer
Cincinnati, OH (October 25, 2010) – The Colon Cancer Alliance’s 1st Annual Cincinnati Undy 5000 5K run was held on Sunday, October 24 at 9:00 AM at Reds Stadium, Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, OH. Almost 300 residents participated in the event to help bring greater awareness to colon cancer, the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
“We had a great time bringing the Undy 5000 to Cincinnati,” said Andrew Spiegel, CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). “This year, more than $35,000 was raised to help support and build the CCA’s national and local patient support and innovative public awareness programs. In addition, a generous portion of the proceeds will be dispersed locally to fund services for those diagnosed with colon cancer.
The Undy 5000 series, created by the CCA and held in cities across the nation, is designed to promote awareness and education about colon cancer. The event stresses the importance of timely colon cancer screening, and provides valuable information for those already affected by the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Through recommended screenings, this cancer can be caught early when treatment is most effective — or even prevented altogether when pre-cancerous polyps are detected and removed.
National sponsors of this event included Amgen Oncology, ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons), Bristol Myers Squibb, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Genentech, MITA (Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance) and Salix Pharmaceuticals.
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 rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America.