Colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Prevention and education is key. Many people avoid colonoscopies because they perceive it as uncomfortable and perhaps a bit embarrassing - something to keep putting off for another day.
But colonoscopies are your first line of defense. My family would give anything if my uncle had undergone this simple, painless, preventative treatment so that he wouldn't have endured a cancer that began in his colon and spread to his bones, his lungs, and his liver. Unfortunately, his awareness and our family's awareness came too late. But in honor of my Uncle Gary, I am running to support the Colon Cancer Alliance. They provide education and support as well as raise money towards future treatments and cures.
I now know my family history. And I will take all the preventative steps necessary to reduce my risk of colon cancer. I am running 13.1 miles because my uncle can't. And in his memory, I will do my best to raise money for and give attention to a cause that can save lives.
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