It’s two days until race day!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
In two days, you’ll join a couple hundred others bring attention to a serious and seldom-discussed health issue – colon cancer. You’ll be doing that through your participation in the second annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk presented by Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
You’re ready for this. You’ve prepared your body and your mind for the road ahead.
You’re going to take the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and you’re going to own it. You’re going to slay this 3.1-mile dragon and cross that finish line with a primal scream.
You’ll probably battle inner demons along the way, those voices urging you to quit, trying to convince you of the futility of continuing your quest. “It’s too much, it’s too far, you’re tired, exhausted,” they’ll say. But you know you’re better than that, even if it’s been a while since you last ran a distance race.
Listen instead to the soft, inspiring voice within that grows in strength as you make your way through the race course, the one telling you you’re going to be fine, you’re going to make it, the one telling you to go get what you deserve – a fulfilling and memorable race-day experience. Let that voice power you through the race course and on to a strong finish.
Two days from now will be your day. Go get it.
Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay presented by Aurora BayCare Medical Center is an effort to raise awareness of colon cancer and better educate the public about the importance of appropriate screenings and early detection. The race is a program of the Colon Cancer Coalition, a Minneapolis-based group that promotes national awareness of colon cancer and encourages increased use of screenings.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is the event’s presenting sponsor.
The event is expected to draw upwards of 200 participants.
Erik Johnson, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in general surgery and in colon and rectal surgery, and practices at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Dr. Johnson received his education at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed two fellowships, one at Ferguson Clinic in colorectal and one at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in oncology. Learn more here.