4th Annual Rumpshaker 5K
Benefiting Colon Cancer Awareness
The Rumpshaker 5k was organized by family and friends in the memory of Lisa Martz. On June 22, 2004, Lisa was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 48. Although her cancer was advanced, meaning it was not only in her colon but had spread to another organ, she was determined to fight! During her near 4 year fight against colon cancer she showed strength and courage. She continued her devoted role as mother and grandmother. She showed enthusiasm for life, displayed her faith in Christ and according to her doctors exemplified the determination to live. Although Lisa fought with determination and faith her body succumbed to the disease on October 5, 2007.
In honor of her life we want to continue her battle against colon cancer. We have gathered strength from her example and maintain the hope she never lost sight of. In an effort to raise awareness of the disease, her family and friends have organized Rumpshaker, Inc. and this 5k run/walk in her memory. Please help Lisa, her family, and friends continue the fight… a fight that may save your life!
Our message is simple: TAKE A DAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE! Regular colon screenings can detect precancerous polyps which can reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. Sadly, many individuals have awkward impressions about this routine procedure. Our goal is to educate individuals about the importance of scheduling regular screenings.
Funds raised will go to educate and raise awareness of colon cancer throughout our community and to the GI Labs of local hospitals in Birmingham, AL where colonoscopies and other colon screenings are performed.
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