UMC hosting Undy Run for Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Join UMC Health System to raise awareness of prevention this Saturday at The Lubbock Undy Run.
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 11:45 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 6:35 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2023, making it the third most diagnosed cancer in both men and women. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. for both sexes combined. However, early detection through regular screenings such as colonoscopies, fecal occult blood tests, and stool DNA tests can help lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer and increase the chances of successful treatment.

Join UMC Health System to raise awareness of prevention this Saturday at The Lubbock Undy Run. This event is a 5K run/walk with an undy-themed walk created by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The goal of the run is to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

“UMC is proud to sponsor the Undy Run this year,” said Lindsay Bryant, Director of UMC Endoscopy Center. “This event supports UMC’s efforts in raising colon cancer awareness and educating the community about health and wellness. We love that we can bring colon cancer awareness to the community in a fun, family-friendly way!”

UMC is overseeing this year’s race and is looking for community support for participation. The cost to sign up is $25, and registration can be made by following this link, here. All proceeds will benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Food trucks and local vendors will be available at the end of the race.

  • Start & finish will be on Canyon Lake Drive, east of Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Parking will be located west of Martin Luther King Blvd, off Oak Ave (just north of the community center on Canyon Lake Drive).
  • A registration table will also be located under the awning next to the parking lot.

What: UMC Undy Run

When: Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Where: Mae Simmons Park, MLK Jr. Blvd & Canyon Lake Drive