2018 Colon Cancer Walk "Get Your Rear In Gear" Has Massive Tinley Park Turn Out
July 22nd, 2018 the Colon Cancer Coalition hosted its tenth annual "Get Your Rear In Gear" 5K Run/Walk in Tinley Park.
Get Your Rear in Gear is the largest colon cancer-focused event series in the United States. In addition to raising funds to increase screening rates and awareness for colon cancer, the event is also a call to take care of your body and make healthy choices. The money raised has immediate impact on the local community.
Geoffresh founder Geoff's paternal grandfather passed away in June of 2009 from colon cancer, so the walk has a real personal significance to him and his family who have also walked in the 5K in previous years. This year Geoffresh had an extra special participant, Eileah Penelope Pyrzynski, daughter of agency heads Geoffrey and Stephanie Pyrzynski. It was the family's first charity event together, the first of many.
This year had a massive turn out, well over a thousand people paticipated despite the rainy weather. Next year's Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk in Tinley Park is scheduled for Sunday, July 28th, 2019. For more information and updates on the event, visit the Colon Cancer Coalition's official website.