Greater Chattanooga Rump Run to Raise Colon Cancer Awareness Is On March 9

Greater Chattanooga Rump Run And Fun Walk For Colon Cancer Awareness Has Been Schedule On March 9.


Gary Sanders, a fitness enthusiast, said he was only 31 years of age when he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

He said he did not have a family history of colon cancer and considered himself healthy and active, which is why he says it very important to check with your doctor and get screened when you not feeling well.

Luckily, his colon cancer was diagnosed in time, helping him to seek treatment in early stages.

Sanders and Dr. Camille Sommer will be participating in the Greater Chattanooga Rump Run (5K) and Fun Walk on March 9 to raise Colon Cancer Awareness.

Dr. Sommer has also stressed the importance of getting screened and open conversations. She says colon cancer is treatable if it is diagnosed in time.

Colon cancer survivors like Sanders, runner and walkers will be at Enterprise South Nature Park for the event.

The event is to support the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation in its objective to raise awareness and improve access to cancer screenings, and support for families. The race will be starting at 7:30 am. Online registration is open at Aloes, there will be a survivor recognition ceremony at 8:50 am, followed by the 5K at 9:00 am.