Yikes and Away
Why We Run
Why We Run ...
On June 22, Team Yikes and Away will be participating in the 2019 Denver Undy Run/Walk! The Undy Run/Walk was created by the Colon Cancer Alliance and participants are encouraged to run in boxers to draw attention to the area affected by colon cancer. Our team will be running for the seventh year in a row in support of Liz's amazing older sister Sharon, who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in December of 2012. In January, 2013 Sharon had surgery, started 5 weeks of chemoradiation in February and continued chemo through September of 2013. Sharon's positive attitude, spirited energy and sense of humor never wavered and she is currently cancer free. Sharon goes to monthly cancer support meetings at the Cancer Resource Center in Ithaca, NY and Liz wants to send her love and support across the miles to give her sister continued strength and encouragement! Yikes and away!!!
This year our team is also running in memory of our dear friend Mike Schambach who passed away on June 14, 2018 after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in July 2017. His incredible wife Lindsay, five year old son, almost one year old daughter and countless friends and family members miss and love him every second.
Our team name comes from the Daffy Duck video (link below) showing not to give up even when faced with obstacle after obstacle. youtube.com/watch?v=YMNnZ5TRHsM
Please support my team's involvement in the Undy RunWalk with a tax-deductible donation. Your support will help us end colorectal cancer and save lives.
Or even better, join the team by clicking the "Join Team" button!