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KENS CARES: Get Your Rear in Gear fundraiser helps fight colon cancer

Don’t wait for symptoms to occur before getting screened for colon cancer.

SAN ANTONIO — One in 24 people will develop colon cancer in their lifetime and 75 percent of those diagnosed have no family history of the disease.

In fact, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, but no one likes to talk about it.

Not everyone who has colon cancer will have symptoms prior to their diagnosis. Don’t wait for symptoms to occur before getting screened.

With early detection and regular screenings starting at age 45, colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. 

The Colon Cancer Coalition’s signature fundraising event, Get Your Rear In Gear, helps fund local community programs right here in San Antonio.

These programs are designed to raise screening rates, support research, educate the public about the signs and symptoms of the disease, and provide support for patients and caregivers.  

GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR RUN/WALK

DATE: Sunday, May 1, 2022

LOCATION: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Dr., San Antonio, TX 78233

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:45 a.m. – Registration

7:30 a.m. – Opening ceremony

7:50 a.m. – Kid’s Fun Run (0.6 mile)

8:00 a.m. – 5K timed run followed by untimed walk

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  

Register here by April 27 at midnight: https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/sanantonio

Join the fight to end colon cancer. Educate yourself about this largely preventable disease with information and resources at coloncancercoalition.org.

This important KENS Cares message is provided by KENS 5 and our sponsors: Methodist Healthcare and Raising Cane’s. When it comes to community, KENS Cares!