April 3, 2014
Boxers and Briefs Hit Winston-Salem Streets for 5K Event
Piedmont Triad Community Runs in Undies for a Cause You Should Get Behind
Winston-Salem, NC– April 3, 2014 – Turn your underwear into outerwear for the upcoming Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk. On May 3, participants will hit the pavement in in downtown Old Salem donning family-friendly, underwear-themed outfits. Annually, the Undy 5000 event benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance, but is also appreciated in the Piedmont Triad community as a cheeky way to raise awareness and funds to support a great cause.
The Undy 5000 isn’t just your everyday 5K. 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 5000 is sparking much-needed conversations. From the moment you arrive, you will become both amused and enthused by the expressive attire. Some participants will sport their favorite pair of underwear, while others will dress as Santa Claus, a superhero or simply as a runner. Whatever your style, this is the place to express it.
In Winston-Salem, colon cancer has made a bigger impact than some may think; there have been 141 diagnoses and 58 colon cancer deaths this 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. More than 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, and more than 50,000 will die from this disease.
This year’s Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 supports both local and national efforts. Locally, funds will support the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center’s Community Care Center that provides colon cancer screening tests to the local uninsured population. Nationally, funds will support prevention, research and patient support initiatives at the Colon Cancer Alliance.
“People who attend this event have a great time and get an important message,” said Todd Setter, National Director of the Undy 5000 series. “If this event encourages even one person to get screened – then our mission is accomplished.”
For more information or to register, visit www.undy5000.org and click on Piedmont Triad, NC
Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Dulcolax®*, is the proud presenting sponsor of the 2014 Undy 5000 event series. As the #1 doctor-recommended stimulant for constipation relief, Dulcolax ® reminds everyone over the age of 50 or with a family history of colon cancer, that a colonoscopy can save lives.
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The Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services. Read more information about the Colon Cancer Alliance at ccalliance.org.