2011 Denver Undy 5000
2011 Denver Undy 5000 raises more than $100,000 for 3rd year in a row
On Saturday, June 25, the 2011 Denver Undy 5000 hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) was held at City Park in Denver, CO, raising over $100,000 in the fight against colon cancer for the third year in a row. Over 1,250 people came out to run in their underwear to help increase awareness about this highly preventable disease and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Mayor Guillermo “Bill” Vidal also came out to officially start the race.
Thanks to generous sponsors, participants and donors, more than $135,000 was raised making the Denver Undy 5000 one of the most successful events of the Undy 5000 series. A generous portion of the proceeds will go to support CCA’s local partner, the Colorado Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.
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.
Additional national sponsors include the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Amgen, Genentech and Salix Pharmaceuticals. Local sponsors included Arapahoe Gastroenterology, RMGA, South Denver Gastroenterology, Diversified Radiology of Colorado, The Cancer Center Lutheran Medical Center, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Ah-Some Photography, and Tony’s Market.