11:09am

Wed March 13, 2013
Colon Cancer Awareness

Rump Run Replaces Get Your Rear in Gear

The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K and Fun Walk will be held at Enterprise South Nature Park on Saturday March 16, 2013. 

Credit GCCCF

Proceeds from the race will benefit The Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation. 

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths.  The screening process for colorectal cancer is a very successful test that not only allows medical specialists to look for early signs of cancer, in many cases the polyps can be removed during the screening process.  Early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer can often lead to a complete cure.  Colorectal cancer can also be prevented through controlled diet and regular exercise. 

You can learn more about colorectal cancer by attending a free education event hosted by Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 20 at noon.  Lunch will be provided.  Please register for the Colorectal Cancer Education Event no later than March 18, 2013 by calling 423-495-7827.