Colorectal Cancer Alliance and local allies host first Seattle walk October 8 at Gas Works park.
More than 50,000 people in the U.S. die of colorectal cancer each year. With screening it is one of the most preventable cancers, but the stigma associated with colorectal cancer often creates a deadly silence. Seattle is holding its first Walk to End Colon Cancer on October 8, 2022 at Gas Works Park to reject the stigma, stop the silence and cancel the killer.
The untimed 5K walk is a community building event that brings together people who have been impacted by colorectal cancer (CRC) to raise lifesaving funds and awareness around this disease. This free event is open to everyone in the community — CRC survivors and allies who want to stop the silence and bring an end to this disease. For information and to register visit www.ccalliance.org/seattlewalk.
“The impact of colorectal cancer is devastating, and there needs to be an outcry to stop it,” said Brianna Mercker, Chair of the Seattle Walk to End Colon Cancer. “Part of my mission as a survivor is to raise awareness of this disease, and I invite everyone who has been affected by colorectal cancer to join me in pounding the pavement and making some noise to save lives. It’s time to walk loud in Seattle!”
Funds raised through the Walk to End Colon Cancer will support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a national nonprofit that supports the needs of patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; raises awareness of preventive screening; and funds critical research to end colorectal cancer – the second leading cause of cancer deaths in our country.
The event will be held at Gas Works Park, 201 N Northlake Way, Seattle 98103. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m., and walk at 9 a.m. The event concludes with a closing ceremony at 10:15 a.m. See the map of the walk below.