Runners In Undies Fight Colon Cancer This Weekend | Community Spirit
The following information was sent to us by Bill Bradley:
The Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk to fight colon cancer will return to Washington, D.C. for the third consecutive year. The event will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 at Rock Creek Park. Participants are encouraged to run in their underwear as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the area affected by colon cancer.
“Last year, we had nearly 400 participants run, which included over 20 colon cancer survivors,” said Todd Setter, National Undy 5000 Event Director. “We know this year will shatter last year’s records, and we hope we have tons more survivors, since that’s what this event is all about, after all - early detection and surviving!”
The Washington DC Undy 5000 will feature the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) Inflatable Colon, which is a giant, walk-through colon that shows the various stages of colon cancer, including descriptions about Crohn’s disease and Colitis.
The Undy 5000 will be held in 16 cities across the country this year to educate the public about colon cancer, promote screenings and encourage people to talk about the disease.