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Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research planned for Oct. 12

Oct. 03, 2013 College News - The third annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, claiming more than 54,000 lives every year.

Get Your Rear in Gear begins at 8:10 a.m. with a kids’ fun run, followed by a timed, 5K run at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K walk immediately after.  The course winds through the scenic Honey Creek Parkway and a historic Wauwatosa neighborhood. 

The cost to register is $25 for adults and $12 for children, if registered before Oct. 9, and $35 for adults and $15 for children if registered after Oct. 9. Team registration is encouraged for companies, schools and organizations with ten or more participation. Online registration is available on the Get Your Rear in Gear Web site.

For more information or to volunteer for the race, contact Lynn Fischer, 805-1690 or
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