Why I Run
I am participating in the San Diego Undy RunWalk on March 2, 2019 at Mission Bay Park.
I walk in memory of my mom, Louise La Croix, who lost her 4 year battle with colorectal cancer in October 2015. Colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers when caught early with regular screening, yet remains the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined.
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease.
The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer found at the local stage is 90%.
The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer found at the regional stage is 71%.
The five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer found at the distant stage is 14%.
As the above data illustrates, increased awareness and screening can have a dramatic impact on survival rates. My mom never had a colonoscopy and would likely still be here today if she had. 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!