6th Annual 5K "Break of Day" Colorectal Walk to Defeat Colon Cancer
Greetings all, The Tail's End...that is our mantra — it is the mission that Crusaders for Colon Cancer Inc., a nonprofit 501c3, tax-exempt organization strives for each and every day. Approximately 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. If caught in its earliest stages, the 5-year survival rate is over 90%. Colon cancer is the number 2 cancer killer of men and women in the US. Navy blue is the color that represents colorectal cancer. March is nationally recognized as Colon Cancer Awareness Month.Friday, March 2, 2019, is National Blue Day; therefore, it would be an HONOR if you, survivors, family members and friends could wear blue on that day.
There is something amazing happening in Houston and in your community! It is the Crusaders for Colon Cancer, Inc., 6th Annual 5K "Break of Day" Colon Cancer Walk. “ You can be a part of this wonderful event. If you have ever wondered how you can make a difference, then please join us in our efforts to support the CCCI. I encourage you, your friends and co-workers to participate and/or make a donation to our nonprofit organization for this signature fundraising event which will be held on March 2, 2019 at Sylvester Turner Park.
With your assistance, we can conquer colorectal cancer by providing evidence-based education of the modifiable risk factors, screening, early detection as well as providing support to colorectal patients, survivors, caregivers and other patient advocates.
This is a grass roots effort and we look toward local businesses to help out by donating food, drinks, gift certificates and/or monetary donations to help make our event fun and rewarding.
It would be our pleasure if you please place our event on your website.
The event is open to the public, and people can participate as individuals, vendors, teams and /or volunteers. Dress in navy blue.
The Walk was truly amazing last year! Participants were very excited to learn about Colon Cancer and its risks factors. CCCI was just as excited to raise colon cancer awareness in the community!
The CCCI would love to extend a special thanks to everyone who have and will continue to support and participate in our walks. Without you, it would not be a success!
They are as follows, but not limited to the following:
Lifetime Members: Mayor Sylvester Turner ◊ Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee ◊ State Representative Senfronia Thompson ◊ Asurion ◊ Auctioneer Randy “Colonel” Davis ◊ Reginald “Bruh Man” Ballard ◊ Brashae'sBeauty Supply ◊ A & K Bakery ◊ Ferrell Phelps Photography ◊ Trinity Gardens Church of Christ
Rear End Blue Sponsor: Cornelius "The Strong" Edwards
Bottomless Blue Sponsors: 3rd KindzCustom ◊ Trinity Gardens Church of Christ ◊ Troy B. Smith Professional Services ◊ Jonathan L. Redmon, MD ◊ Smith Unlimited
Sponsors/Participants: MDAnderson◊ My Fit Foods ◊ Radio 1 ◊ Choose Hope ◊ It Works Global ◊ City of Houston Fire Department ◊ The Burning Candle ◊ Harris County Sheriff's Department ◊ AIDS Foundation ◊ Halliburton ◊ Fitness Is Real Ministry ◊ Houston Library ◊ Watermill ◊ Houston Metro Police Department ◊ Smith Unlimited ◊ Laronda Perkins ◊ Page One Production ◊ Demetria Smith-Craig, MD ◊ Hoffman Middle School, Lee’s Angel, Project Change for Change ◊ Ike 9th Grade, Projects Caps for Cancer & Change for Change ◊ Joie Rasberry ◊ Teachers from Mata Intermediate School, Alief ISD ◊ Team-Club Cora
The Tail's End...
(3) Teams with the most participants will win a trophy. (3) Individuals with the most creative navy blue costumes will win a trophy. (2) Vendors with the most creative navy blue booth decorations will win a trophy. We are also inviting merchandise vendors, organizations, etc. to set up booths at the event site.
Everyone Welcome! Games, Prizes, Entertainment, Kids' Zone and much, much more!
Site Setup - 4:45 A.M.
Welcome and Remarks - 6:00 A.M. - 6:30 A.M.
Warm up Exercise 6:30 AM - 6:45 AM
Walk begins- 6:45 A.M. - 7:45 AM
Festivies 7:45 AM - 9:00AM
Site Breakdown, Cleanup - 9:00 A.M.
Vendors/Participants are responsible for cleaning their area during break-down.