What can we say but “thank you” for the overwhelming response and support for our 4th Annual Semi Colon Crawl. Not only was more money raised this year, but the event itself had an almost 30% increase in attendance and the day went so very well. Throughout the year The Semi Colon Club has been making a difference by “getting the word out” about colon cancer, and this past year was no different. Through our community outreach, and this type of event more and more people are taking the steps necessary to help prevent this disease. This past years event was also marked by recognizing Sarah Rupp, a brave and courageous lady, who unfortunately lost her battle with this disease, but who left a legacy that will make sure she is never forgotten by us or our organization or the people she touched. Thank you to everyone, we look forward to an even greater 2013!
Thanks to the supporters and sponsors, the 3rd Annual Semi Colon Crawl was a huge success. Held at Hannah More Park in Reisterstown, the event was attended by over 150 people. With the weather cooperating, the 5K walk was held to help raise awareness and support for colon cancer. Emceed by Maria Dennis of CBS Radio Mix 106.5, the event featured insight and knowledge of Colon Cancer awareness by Dr Luis Diaz from Johns Hopkins Oncology and Dr Andrew Rosenstein, a gastroenterologist at St Joseph Medical Center. In addition as Founder of The Semi Colon Club and a 2 time colon cancer survivor, Edel Blumberg shared some insight as to why “his story” should never become “your story”!
The Semi Colon Crawl is a 5k walk designed to raise funds to benefit the Semi Colon Club in their efforts to help increase outreach and awareness of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the 2nd most deadliest cancer, yet one of the most preventable and beatable of all cancers.
I wish to thank all participants, sponsors and committee volunteers for their contributions to the 1st Annual Semi Colon Crawl. The event had 110 walkers and helped raise money for the Semi Colon Club’s effort to increase outreach and awareness about colon cancer.