'Get Your Rear in Gear' 5k Run 2021 for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

'Get Your Rear in Gear' 5k Run 2021 for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 18, 2021 UPDATE - Can you believe it has been a year? That doesn’t change that it’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month. A year ago we were going to be featured on WLOS for this great run sponsoring Colon Cancer Awareness but like many events, the story was held back due to the pandemic. So, this year we are back to share Keith’s story again with all of you!

jay siltzer interviewLast March, Loyal Lifts partnered with Dr. Newcomer and his team to assist in promoting this fundraiser to help bring more awareness to the importance of early detection. We were even interviewed by Jay Seltzer of WLOS because we were also part of the Western Carolina Medical Society annual colorectal cancer fundraiser.

Read more about Keith's Story Here

As many of you know, I, Keith Wells, am a colon cancer survivor and it’s because of my early detection that I am a survivor.  I am here to express how important it is to do the screening. Now, my role is to help spread the word about how this disease is preventable and treatable with early detection. 

Learn more about the WNC Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative visit the Western North Carolina Medical Society Foundation.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” 5k Run - Charlotte, NC

The "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5k run starts at staggered times on Sunday, March 21st, at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC. Due to crowd control with COVID, this physical run has now filled up and is now CLOSED for registration but if you want to help or participate virtually, here are the details.  

VIRTUAL LOCATION: Anywhere you would like!  Virtual opening ceremony right here on our website!  Feel like you are at the event with us!  Special contests and prizes for our virtual participants.