This is our last blog before the race on Sunday. It is a tribute to you, bumnation, who have blown us away with your generosity and support. Colon Cancer is not a light topic. No one wants to talk about it. Not because of it’s location but because it’s so real. Almost everyone knows someone affected by it in one way or another. And yet it’s as close to preventable as cancer gets. No one wants to imagine hearing “those words”. Our colons are so essential to our vitality. It’s too much to bear. This Sunday, we will come together as a nation of people who are fighting for awareness. Be aware. Speak to your doctor. Stay ahead of your behind. And we hope that one day there will be no need for a Bum Run. But for now, we will salute you all on Sunday, August 25th at 8am when our race begins and celebrate with you at the finish line. Bumnation unites. We are so grateful to you all.
THIS IS IT! There are only 6 days until race day. We are in the final stretch. We know that some of you have been avoiding asking your colleagues, friends and family to sponsor you. We know it’s awkard. What if they just delete your email? What if they avoid you? What if they ask you to *gasp* sponsor them back? We get it. It’s not easy. But we say: HAVE NO SHAME! After all, we are called the Bio-K+ “Bum Run”. We have no shame. It’s the last week. Title your email “If you can sponsor me anything that would be great but if you can’t that’s cool”. Or just ask for people to cheer you on, tweet you through, like our facebook page, & get informed about colorectal screening & prevention. This cause is huge. Almost everyone knows someone who has been touched by colon cancer. People don’t like to talk about it. Bum cancer? Who wants to think about bum cancer? WE DO. Catch us on Breakfast Television with Melanie Ng Tuesday morning 6:20am talking about it. We have no shame in shouting and tweeting to the world: CHECK OUT OUR BUMS! They are bouncing on Sunday, August 25th at the 2013 Bio-k+ Bum Run so that you will check out YOUR BUM too. 6 more days. Let’s do this. Bumnation unites!
It’s not over. Summer days are few but you can still make the most of them. We think this thematic “end” link with the Biok+ Bum Run is no coincidence! No one wants to talk about the end. But we aren’t afraid here. Did you know your end is one of the most common and yet most preventable hosts for cancer? Talk to your doctor about how you can screen for colorectal cancer and keep healthy. This blogger suggests what better way to start than a 5K run or walk at the Biok+ Bum Run on August 25th. Registration is almost closed. Don’t miss the perfect summer end for your end!