In each Undy Run/Walk city, we rely on a committee of dedicated volunteers to join the Undy Engagement Committee (UEC) to help us make the event a success. The UEC is comprised of a team of volunteers dedicated to putting a spotlight on colon cancer through the Undy Run/Walk. These roles include, but are not limited to:
- Assist the national Undy Run/Walk staff with recruiting local sponsors
- Distributing flyers in the community
- Coordinating volunteers for the day of the Undy Run/Walk
- Securing in-kind food and beverage donations
- Cheer on runners on the course
We know your time is valuable, so rest assured that this commitment will not monopolize your time, but rather connect you with others as passionate about fighting colon cancer as you are.
Our son Greg was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2005 at age 34, at the prime of his life, at an invincible age, and passed away February 23, 2009, at age 37. WAY TOO YOUNG! Many, many stories to share about his journey and ours. Needless to say, a journey of much pain, chemo, radiation and many surgeries.
After Greg passed away, I had to do something with my overwhelming grief and sadness…something good. Something beneficial had to come from our son’s suffering. So I called the Colon Cancer Alliance and asked how I could volunteer locally. Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it.
So in addition to being a mom, I became a M.O.M., a Mom on a Mission. My mission: to help raise awareness that one is never too young for colon cancer, that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable, and I had a powerful story to share that just might make a difference in someone’s life. I just had to do this.
Weez Altomari, Undy Engagement Committee Member, Denver
Read more about why she is involved here.