Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in partnership with Chris4Life
September 27, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Join Chris4Life for

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

in partnership

with Chris4Life 

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in partnership with Chris4Life
September 27, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Montrose Harbor - Grove 16
4400 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

 

   

 

This year the Colon Cancer Coalition and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation present the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk in Chicago. Funds raised at the 2014 Get Your Rear in Gear - Chicago will be used to help fund the Chris4Life  Colon Cancer Foundation’s Love Your Butt campaign in Chicago, encouraging screening for colon cancer and helping the community find local screening resources; and provide pilot funding for the GI cancer research projects at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

 

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The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. To this end, the Lurie Cancer Center is dedicated to: scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists. A portion of proceeds from the 2014 Get Your Rear in Gear – Chicago will benefit the GI Oncology Program at the Lurie Cancer Center. Led by Al B. Benson III, MD, the GI Oncology Program’s research group is guided by the vision to conduct novel, high quality translational research that impacts the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of GI cancers. With Chris4Life and Colon Cancer Coalition support, Northwestern University’s faculty members and researchers are able to pursue significant research aspirations that ultimately promise to benefit patients and their families.

Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded
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