Scope It Out

Lisa’s side of the family recently got two pieces of disturbing news. First, her brother, who is already afflicted with Crohn’s and Colitis had some sort of polyps discovered in his colon. I don’t want to get too into details, but suffice to say it’s pretty scary. Not much in the way of treatment options, but since they seem to have found it early, he should be able to avoid chemotherapy. Secondly, “Uncle” Barney, who was the companion of Lisa’s grandmother late in her life, has been diagnosed with cancer. I don’t have all the details, but it’s a big blow to us. Even though he’s not a blood relative, he’s definitely become part of our family.
So to honor and support our family members, Lisa and I will be running the “Scope it Out” 5K on Saturday, March 24, 2007. The race is sponsored by the Charles A. Kraenzle Colon Cancer Foundation. The Foundation is an all-volunteer organization formed to increase awareness of, encourage early detection of, and support research efforts in fighting colon cancer. Net race proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, Colon Cancer Alliance, and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Pledges are not required to participate, but if you want to support us in our efforts and pledge some money, we would definitely welcome the support. Just send me an email with your name, address, and pledge amount. Lisa’s brother also does an annual charity golf outing for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in June, so if you want to donate to that too, let me know.