$35- Registration through September 18
Children 12 and under are free but are still required to register.
PLEASE JOIN MY TEAM!
In November of 2013, after a year of misdiagnosis, I was rushed in for an emergency transverse colectomy and diagnosed with late stage Colon Cancer with Lynch Syndrome. On May 1st of 2018, a colonoscopy revealed the cancer had returned. I underwent a sub-total colectomy with an internal ileal pouch on June 21 2018. During my diagnosis we lost more family members to colon cancer/cancer.
In June of 2019 I underwent my 5th cancer related surgery. I returned home from the hospital in July and am recovering and prepping for the Seacoast Cancer 5k!
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. The National Cancer Institute states that in 2018 an roughly 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 609,640 people will die from the disease. The most common cancers in the Nation — breast, prostate, lung and bronchus, and colorectal cancer — are also responsible for the most deaths. The national average is 189.8 deaths per 100,000 people, in New Hampshire the average is 192.8 deaths per 100,000 people.
Here in our community, in New Hampshire, 8,610 of our friends, family and co-workers are being diagnosed with cancer this year and 2,820 will die from this horrid disease.
This year alone 200 Granite states will die from the cancer that I have, colorectal cancer. This year alone, 200 Granite staters will die from pancreatic cancer, 180 will die from breast cancer and 730 will die from lung/bronchus cancer.
Think about that. Since the last time we ran this race together nearly two million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer and over 600,000 of them have died!!! This is UNACCEPTABLE!
There is so much more work to be done. There are so many more lives to touch and save. There are so many more folks we can prevent from ever having to go through this.
Granite State folks are as proud, independent, stoic, strong and as iconic as the mountains that run through the state. We deserve the best care and treatment the world has to offer and only our community can make it happen!
Join the party when 3,000 walkers and runners rock the Seacoast Cancer 5K on Sunday, September 22 in Dover, NH. One of the region’s largest fundraising events, it’s a celebration of life and the lifesaving work of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Seacoast Cancer Center.
Please sign up to run, walk, crawl the #SeaCoastCancer5k on my team #FolgerUnfiltered Colon Cancer or, donate what you can!