Monday, October 14, 2013

Undy 5000

This weekend was the 4th annual Undy 5000, a 5k walk/run for colon cancer, in Cincinnati. Earlier this year we lost a very dear family member to colon cancer at the age of 59. He lived a full and positive life though much too short. He was a remarkable man that touched the lives of every person he met. It goes without saying that this was a great loss to my husband and me, as well as to the rest of his family and many many friends. We walked on Saturday in honor of him, and in support of two other members of our family who are colon cancer survivors. Colorectal cancer is hereditary and it runs rampant in my husband's family. I don't believe it gets the recognition it requires. As with most cancers, early detection is the key. This means getting regular screenings and recognizing the symptoms if you have them, although symptoms don't always occur. Here is some info if you're interested in learning more about colon cancer.

After the walk, we went to the Moerlein Lager House for lunch out on the back deck. It was a really lovely day and the food was great! The company was even better. We don't often get together in such a large group unless it's a holiday, so this was a special and memorable day for everyone.

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