Turn your underwear into outerwear for the upcoming Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk. On September 13th, participants will hit the pavement on Martin Luther King Drive donning family-friendly, underwear-themed outfits. Annually, the Undy Run/Walk benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance, but a portion of this year’s proceeds will also go to Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center’s West Philadelphia Gastrointestinal Health Outreach and Access Program, a patient navigation program which helps West Philadelphia patients complete their screening colonoscopies – a powerful way to prevent colon cancer!
The Undy Run/Walk isn’t just your everyday run. Instead of receiving a race day t-shirt, participants will receive a stylish pair of boxer shorts and will have the opportunity to take a stroll through a larger-than-life inflatable colon. This creative and educational inflatable is a unique way for visitors to understand the disease.
A fun twist on a serious topic, the Undy Run/Walk is sparking much-needed conversations. In Pennsylvania, colon cancer has left a bigger gap than some may think; there have been 6,790 diagnoses and 2,490 colon cancer deaths in the past year alone. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Nearly 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, and more than 50,000 will die from this disease.
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