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Jersey Shore Walk To End Colon Cancer

Sunday, October 4, 2020– Decorate your car, grab your mask, and join us at the Victory Lap to get your throwback Undy boxers, sponsor swag, and materials on colorectal cancer. Survivors will also get their 2020 Survivor medal, and anyone who raises $100 or more will get their Walk-branded buff!

Your gift to the Walk to End Colon Cancer, at any amount, will go directly towards helping those in our community who are navigating colorectal cancer in new and urgent ways.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Drive-Thru Victory Lap Celebration Location:

Deal Casino Beach Club

125 Ocean Avenue

Deal, NJ 07723

Link to my fundraising page
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Why I participate in this worthwhile event?

I had my 3-year Colonoscopy in June which was postponed from March and it was all clear! I am now an 8 year Stage 3 Colon Cancer Survivor since I was diagnosed at my preventative colonoscopy at 50 with no symptoms!

This year is a year unlike any others before due to COVID with the cancellation of events, long-held traditions like our annual Lake George Island camping trip, and most importantly my son’s wedding. But no one, I personally know caught COVID, and for that I am thankful!

I am happy to report that raising awareness on this deadly yet preventable cancer has helped, as now 1 in 24 people are diagnosed with colon cancer compared to 1 in 20 when I was first diagnosed in 2012.

But with every good story is a sad story with the loss of actor, Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43 after battling colon cancer for 4 years. He may have chosen to keep his fight private while living, but he chose to share the news at his death to raise awareness. Those diagnosed with colon cancer under 50 is increasing from 10% back in 2012 to now 12% in 2020.

There is still much to advocate for which is why I ask for your donation to help this deadly but preventable cancer. Or join Team RBGastros for FREE to support the virtual Walk to End Colon Cancer on October 4th.

Thanks in advance,

Michele Battista