‘Get Your Rear in Gear’ Run/Walk to Raise Awareness and Funds for Colon Cancer Prevention and Research

Written by admin   // September 20, 2011   // 0 Comments

The first annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and  walk will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.  The event supports Froedtert & the  Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for research, awareness, prevention and
screening for colon cancer.  The
second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, colon cancer
claims more than 50,000 lives every year.
The “Get Your Rear in Gear” event begins at 8:15am with a kids’ fun run, followed by a timed, 5K run at 8:30am and a 5K walk immediately after.  The course winds through the
scenic Honey Creek Parkway and through a
historic Wauwatosa neighborhood.
Register online or in person before October 11th.  The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for
children.  Registration after the 11th
is $25 for adults and $10 for children, and you can register in person at the
race.  Team registration is encouraged
for companies, schools and organizations with ten or more participants.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is the presenting
partner of “Get Your Rear in Gear.” Other sponsors include Froedtert & The
Medical College of Wisconsin, Shorehaven Behavioral Health, Coca-Cola, Bell
Ambulance, Milwaukee County Parks, Madison
Medical and BlueSky Photography.
For more information or to volunteer for the race,  contact Lynn Fischer at 805-1690 or lfischer@mcw.edu.

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