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'Get Your Rear in Gear’ fundraising 5K planned for Saturday

2017 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K (Source: Facebook) 2017 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K (Source: Facebook)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge doctors hope to increase colon cancer screenings through an awareness event and fundraising 5K called "Get Your Rear in Gear."

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GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR 5K

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Register to participate in the "Get Your Rear in Gear" race here.

Colon Cancer is preventable and treatable with timely screening. The Colon Cancer Coalition will use the funds raised at the 5K to build colon cancer screening, awareness, and patient support programs in the Baton Rouge area.

The "Get Your Rear in Gear 5K" is a family-friendly event that includes a kids' fun run. Organizers say kids will also be able to walk through an inflatable colon.

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