PHILADELPHIA (March 21, 2016) — Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together as members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center team for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk on Sunday, April 3, 2016.
The family-friendly 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, and kids fun run will take place at the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall. The event will raise colon cancer funds to support local efforts, including prevention, early detection, and treatment for the disease. The day will begin with registration at 7 a.m., and activities will get underway at 8:30 a.m. Fox Chase’s team will be led by surgical oncologist and native Philadelphian Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, and medical oncologist, Crystal Denlinger, MD, FACP. Both faculty members are excited to lead Fox Chase’s team in the fight against colon cancer at this year’s run.
“I look forward to this event every year,” said Farma. “Get Your Rear in Gear brings our patients, staff and families from all backgrounds together to support a great cause and raise awareness about a serious illness. Colon cancer is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. This event and the funds raised help to make a significant impact in conquering this disease.”
Entry fees are $27 for adults and $13 for children (until March 27), and $35 for adults and $15 for children on race day. All Fox Chase team members will receive a free team T-shirt. Online registration ends Sunday, March 27at midnight.
To join the Fox Chase team or to make a donation, visit Fox Chase team’s page on the Get Your Rear in Gear website.