Why I Run
I am participating in the San Diego Undy RunWalk on March 7, 2020 at Mission Bay Park - De Anza Cove. I walk in memory of my mom, Louise La Croix, who lost her 4.5 year battle with colorectal cancer in 2015.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that 147,950 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 53,200 could die from this disease in 2020.
Awareness and increasing access to screening and treatment make a tremendous difference. Colorectal cancer has high treatment success rates when caught early in routine screening. Since the mid-1980s, the colorectal cancer survival rate has been increasing, due in part to increased awareness and screening. By finding polyps and cancer in the earlier stages, it is easiest to treat. Improved treatment options have also contributed to a rise in survival rates.
The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer found at the local stage is 90%.
Please support my involvement in the Undy RunWalk with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will help us prevent colorectal cancer and save lives. For more information on the Undy Run/Walk, please visit Undyrunwalk.org or the Colorectal Cancer Alliance's website at CCAlliance.org. Thanks for visiting my Undy Run/Walk page!