There is a need for volunteers to help organize the race
There is a need for volunteers race day
There is a need for everyone to know the symptoms and be aware that colorectal cancer can occur in any age group.
There is a need for fundraising for research into WHY this is happening in the younger age groups.
There is a need to detect the cancer sooner .
Race For Hope was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her dear friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy passed away at 45 years old 3 weeks before the first race.
Tragically after so many years of warning others about this cancer Carleen's own 22 year old son Connor was diagnosed in Feburary 2016. He passed away at the age of 23 in September 2016. The Race must go on to save young lives
To Raise Awareness about colorectal cancer.
To Educate on the signs and symptoms of the cancer, especially in the under 50 population.
To Remember Lives lost to this cancer.
To bring hope to those in treatment for this cancer.
To take action against colorectal cancer