Got The Runs
Why We Run
The Team Got The Runs was created because Julianne Berg was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in August 2016. Since then she has been surrounded by the love and support of her family, friends, and co-workers. They have seen her through 16 rounds of systemic chemo, 3 surgeries and 2 ER visits, one of which turned into an admission. The cancer metastasized to her lymph nodes and lungs in 2018 and she now "lives with metastatic disease" (or in layman's terms - stage IV). Currently, the cancer is growing and spreading (albeit slowly). All of this has left us with little doubt about how quickly life can change. It has left us with a clear understanding that more research is needed to find a cure, more education and awareness is needed - lives are irrevocably changed daily!
We are participating in the D.C. ScopeItOut on March 29th at Freedom Plaza. The proceeds from this event go towards funding for a cure, funding for research into new and better screening and diagnostic tools and funding for patient and caregiver support. This event is also a gathering of survivors and ally's that celebrate all of us who are fighting this disease, whether we are in active treatment, supporting someone who is, or if we are remembering loved ones we have lost. It is an outpouring of love.
Please consider joining our team Got The Runs and helping us raise some much-needed funds for this cause, and of course, we can't wait to see you in DC to participate in this event with everyone - we will be waking and running! Let the training begin!! Oh don't forget - bring your 4 legged friends, they are welcome on the course! :-)
Please support our involvement in the ScopeItOut with a tax-deductible donation, maybe your employer would match your gift! Your support will help us prevent colorectal cancer and save lives.
For more information on the event, please visit Undyrunwalk.org or the Colorectal Cancer Alliance's website at CCAlliance.org.
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Team Got The Runs