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‘Get Your Rear in Gear’ 5K scheduled in conjunction with ASCRS Annual Meeting

The Colon Cancer Coalition’s Twin Cities “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K race, scheduled in conjunction with ASCRS’ Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, expects to draw more than 5,000 people, Public Relations Committee Chair Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou, Temple, TX, reports.

The May 16 fundraiser, held in Edina, MN, just southwest of Minneapolis, will feature three separate events: an 8 a.m. “fun run” for children ages 12 and under; a timed 5K run at 8:30 a.m.; and a 5K walk at 8:35 a.m.

Society members and their families may register for the event through by clicking on the image below. Registration is $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under. The registration price includes an ASCRS race team T-shirt and transportation to and from the event.

Get Your Rear in Gear

Proceeds from the event will help promote colorectal cancer screening and awareness throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and help individuals and families who have been affected by the disease. A portion of proceeds raised by Society members will benefit the ASCRS Research Foundation.

ASCRS and the Colon Cancer Coalition are national partners for “Get Your Rear in Gear” events taking place across the country during 2010. The Coalition has already hosted races in Lafayette, LA, Raleigh, NC, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Philadelphia. Additional races in Chicago, New York City and Rochester, MN are scheduled for April and June.

“These races bring together the local medical community, the media and the public to raise awareness and funds to battle this disease,” Dr. Papaconstantinou explains. “The close proximity of the Twin Cities race to the Society’s Annual Meeting offers an excellent opportunity to draw public attention to both events.”

ASCRS members interested in supporting upcoming races are encouraged to do so by:

  • Serving on planning committees;

  • Sponsoring events and leveraging the associated marketing opportunities;

  • Forming a team from practices or faculty;

  • Volunteering on race days;

  • Setting up a display table at the event.

For more information, click here.