2011 Atlanta Undy 5000
More than 500 people in their underwear ran around Marietta Square last weekend, all in the name of colon cancer. The 2nd Annual Atlanta Undy 5000 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run was held in honor of and in memory of those who have been directly affected by colon cancer.
The event raised more than $100,000 – nearly twice what the event raised in 2010. The money will help fund the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) patient support and educational programs.
“We were thrilled to have 28 amazing colon cancer survivors at the event” said Todd Setter, National Undy 5000 Event Director. “That made for one of our best survivor ceremonies, as we were able to honor and recognize so many inspirational people.”
Dr. Marion Schertzer of Georgia Colon and Rectal Associates gave a brief talk about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and early detection, which is the key message of the Undy 5000 series.