2013 Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Blue Ridge Pharmacy
Asheville Gastroenterology Associates is excited to announce our fourth annual Colon Cancer Awareness 5K walk/run. Colon Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, with 1 in 19 Americans developing the disease during one’s lifetime.
Despite effective tests being available, colorectal cancer screening remains underused with less than half of the American population undergoing some form of screening.
The main goal of the 5K Run/Walk event is to increase recognition of the importance of screening for this common disease.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Mission Healthcare Foundation to support Camp Bluebird, and adult cancer survivorship program that provides critical emotional, nutritional and educational support to cancer patients throughout Western North Carolina. We are proud to partner with Camp Bluebird and their three-day program in East Flat Rock as they celebrate their 20th anniversary and give their campers “permission to enjoy life again.
To learn more about the Mission Healthcare Foundation please visit their website at: http://www.missionhospitals.org/home_foundation.cfm?id=480&fr=true
To learn more about Colon Cancer please visit the American Cancer Society at: http://www.cancer.org/