On October 27, the NBC NIGHTLY NEWS and many other news organizations shared a new study of aspirin’s effect on colorectal cancers, especially in people with Lynch Syndrome. Lynch Syndrome a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, including colon, rectal, pancreatic, intestinal and other cancers. Individuals with Lynch syndrome have an almost 80% lifetime [...]
The Northeast Iowa Get Your Rear in Gear was held October 1 in Waukon, Iowa. Attracting over 220 walkers and raising over $10,000 to stay in the local community for colon cancer awareness and education. You can read a recap of the race on DecorahNews.com.
Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute in Massachusetts released a surprising study that links some colon cancer to certain bacteria. While several more years of study is needed, this is promising news for easier treatment of colon cancer. For more information you can read a summary from the Boston Globe on [...]
It’s October, that means the seasons are changing, the air is getting cooler, preparations are being made for Halloween, and the NFL is sporting pink wristbands. October has become ubiquitous with the pink ribbons and campaigns for breast cancer awareness. Get Your Rear in Gear is a firm believer that awareness and research for one [...]
By Sue Falco My list for why I get my rear in gear gets longer each and everyday. I am not only fortunate enough to do it for my family, my children and myself, but for every story I’ve ever heard about someone battling colorectal cancer. I do it to help prevent others from having [...]
The buzz on the street is that ginger helps reduce colon inflammation and possibly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Recent studies show that 2 grams of ginger intake helped reduce inflammation by 28 percent in volunteers who consumed the daily dose compared to the volunteers who didn’t. What is ginger: Is it a plant [...]
This week’s Wednesday Warrior is David McCluskey. Dave has hosted two Get Your Rear in Gear events in Des Moines and modeled in the Colon Club Colondar in 2009. For more information about David, go to www.davidsfight.org. Cancer Had It’s Hooks in Me I feel like I’ve been through a war this year. I’ve [...]
It has been a year–long wait for Matt Carrera before he could run in the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon, but in January he completed his mission. “It was a fun, grueling, family–supported event,” Carrera said. Matt completed the 26.2 mile marathon in 4 hours and 50 minutes, despite his knee injury that took place [...]
Dr. Kirk Ludwig from the Get Your Rear in Gear host, Froedtert & Medical College, and local committee member, John Hovel, were featured during an interview on Fox 6 Wake Up News in Milwaukee on Monday, October 3, in connection with the October 15, Get Your Rear in Gear Milwaukee 5K Run/Walk.
Got 3 minutes? That’s all it will take today to give yourself a “Warrior Wednesday Carlea Bauman treat read” today. So ignore everyone and make what they are saying now sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher. Yes, before you get up or make another call, find your colorectal-yoga moment. After you read this, you will have [...]