For the 5th year in a row, we’re participating in the Undy 5000 fun walk/run on November 17th. This event helps increase awareness of colon cancer and encourages folks to bite the bullet and get screened.  The run raises money for the Colon Cancer Alliance and half the profits stay here in Arizona. Half is spent on treatment services for Arizonans diagnosed with colorectal cancer through our Fit at 50 Healthcheck Program. This program provides colorectal cancer screening to low-income men and women between 50-64 who are uninsured. It also helps pay for treatment when uninsured Arizonans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. 

Anna Alonzo is our Team Captain this year and she’s recruiting participants. Last year our “Undy Team” recruited 45 people and raised over $2,000. ADHS also won the “Best Team Award”. This year, we’re looking to meet or beat last year’s numbers and hold onto our title. But it won’t be easy – Game and Fish took last year’s loss seriously and it’s determined to win this year.  The cost to participate is only $30 and you even get a pair of boxers to wear at the run. Click here to register on line.  When you register look for Team ADHS (there’s a place to search for teams). The password is leroy12345 (you’ll need to enter that twice). If you register soon, you can use “CHONES” for a $5 discount!  Have fun and see you there! 

Everyone over 50 should get their colonoscopy, I did.  It’s the best way to identify polyps and cancer. Not every polyp turns into cancer, but just about every colon cancer starts as a polyp. And since colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death, it’s important to find and remove those polyps early.