Sunday, May 16, 2010
I DID IT!
I ran my first 5K today! Now I am going to warn everyone that I am not a runner but my uncle has colon cancer and did not find it in time and was diagnosed about a year ago. They didn't give him long as the cancer has spread to his liver and lungs but he is going to chemo and continues to work. He is such a role model and I hope he continues to win the fight. At Easter he got his blood work back and the numbers were the best they have ever been. So I decided then if he can go through all that with an amazing attitude I could run it this year! I didnt quite run the whole thing but tried my best and it was a beautiful day with a great group of people!
Colon cancer is highly treatable. If it is found in its earliest stages, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.