2017 Get Your Rear in Gear Asheville 5K

Date: March 26, 2017 2:00 PM

Asheville Gastroenterology Associates and Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology
as Digestive Health Partners, P.A.
Present 2017 Get Your Rear in Gear Asheville 5K

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We invite you to participate in the upcoming “Get Your Rear in Gear Asheville” 5K which Asheville Gastroenterology Associates and Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology will host on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Fletcher Park. Race time is 2:00pm.  Through the Colon Cancer Coalition, proceeds from the race support the WNC Colon Cancer Screening Initiative to provide colon cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured residents of western North Carolina. The run is important not only to raise money for a great cause, but also because studies show that people change their health decisions and behaviors when having fun versus using fear-based messaging.

The Colon Cancer Coalition is the leading colon cancer awareness organization, using a brand and messaging that is fun, humorous, and optimistic. After attending a Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk, surveys show that 47% of the run participants will be screened for colon cancer and 52% will encourage others to be screened for colon cancer.  These numbers are important when you consider that the Centers for Disease Control has determined that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. 

REGISTRATION FEES:
Through March 22 at midnight
 Adult: $20
 Youth (12 and under): $15

Race Day
Adult: $25
Youth (12 and under): $20

Run, walk, volunteer, or donate!

For more information, please visit our website at: www.ColonCancerCoalition.org/Asheville