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We’re happy to introduce our new Special Events Intern Jason Wood! Originally from Chicago, Jason recently moved to Washington, DC from Houston and is working on a bachelor’s degree in communications. When he’s not helping our Special Events team with events like the Undy Run/Walk, you can catch Jason blogging on a horse racing website.

Help us welcome Jason!

What excites you most about joining the Special Events team? 

First of all, it's a great group of people to work with. I’m also very excited to have the opportunity to connect with local Undy Run/Walk participants and hear their stories. 

You recently moved from Houston, TX! What three things would you recommend to someone visiting the Houston area? 

The first thing I would recommend is to bring a bigger belt because the food is outstanding! Ninfa's for Tex-Mex, Treebeards for Cajun and The Brisket House for BBQ are three must-hit restaurants. Also, the Houston Rodeo takes place the entire month of March (which also happens to be Colon Cancer Awareness Month) and is a blast. My final recommendation is to avoid rush hour at all costs—Washington, DC traffic is nothing compared to the gridlock of Houston!

How did you get involved in writing about horse racing? 

My dad owned race horses growing up, so I grew up in the industry. I really enjoy everything about the sport and I also love to write, so why not combine the two?

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

I guess it goes along with my horse racing roots, but I really wanted to be a jockey. That dream was dashed when I was already too tall by middle school.

If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Go figure—I would have to say Seabiscuit for this one!

To find an Undy Run/Walk near you, visit undyrunwalk.org. Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.

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