Undy 5000 2014 Denver - Gastroenterology of the Rockies

July 11th, 2014

Sunshine…running/walking...City Park...family and friends…sounds like a normal Saturday morning—Oh wait, people running in their undies?!

Every year the Colon Cancer Alliance holds the annual Undy 5000 to raise money to find a cure for Colon Cancer, the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer and 2nd cause of cancer related deaths in BOTH men and women in the United States. Gastroenterology of the Rockies (Team Cecum & Destroy ‘Em) has been a sponsor for Undy 5000 Denver for the last several years. The 5k run and 1 mile walk held at City Park in Denver Colorado, attracts those affected by colon cancer as well as family and friends. Participates are encouraged to dress up and run in their undies. That is exactly the crowd you will see on this beautiful Saturday morning. Trista Sandoval, Physician Services and Marketing for Gastroenterology of the Rockies states, “The Undy 5000 is one of the paramount events that GI of the Rockies participates in. It is very important to create awareness on colon cancer and the risks that affects individuals. Since colon cancer is highly preventable, our community needs to be informed on why & when to get screened - age 50 [for those with no family history]. Plus, the best part is we get to run in our undies!” This year, the Undy 5000 Denver raised about $125,000. In order for us to continue to do our part in finding a cure a colon cancer, Gastroenterology of the Rockies will continue to support and participate in the Colon Cancer Alliance’s efforts.

For more information of Colon Cancer and Colon Cancer Screening please visit: www.gastrorockies.com.

Colon Cancer Quick Facts:
Who is at Risk?
                -Men and women over the age of 50.
                -People with a personal or family history of colon cancer or colon polyps.
                -People with a personal or family history of inflammatory bowel disease such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns Disease

Symptoms to Watch Out For:    
                -Rectal Bleeding
                -Blood in the Stool
                -A Change in Bowel Habits
                -Cramping, Lower Abdominal Pain
                -Unexplained weight loss
                -No symptoms at all

It is recommended that everyone over the age of 50 be screened for colon cancer. Colorectal Cancer develops from colon polyps. Most individuals do not develop colon polyps until after the age of 50. These polyps are usually asymptomatic; however they should be removed to prevent the possibility of them turning into cancer.

We kick cancer in the butt one colon at a time. So should you!
Schedule your appointment by calling our office at 303.604.5000 or request online by clicking here.


Other links:

Colon Cancer Alliance: http://www.ccalliance.org/

Undy 5000 Denver: http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR/5K/UndyNEW?fr_id=1941&pg=entry

American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/