Put on Your Running Shoes for S.C.O.P.E.
Focused on Health - March 2010
Since 2006, the Sprint for Colorectal Oncology Prevention and Education (S.C.O.P.E.) race has helped to build awareness, promote education and celebrate survivorship. Participation in the event has grown by 25% each year, and the organizers’ eventual goal is to obtain enough funding to support education research grants for colorectal cancer. This year, the fifth Annual S.C.O.P.E. run/walk and Kids 1K will be held at M. D. Anderson on March 27.
“S.C.O.P.E. was created because of the prevalence of colorectal cancer, and it’s potential to be prevented,” says Cathy Eng, who is one of the race’s co-founders and a race participant. “The point of the race is to reach those without symptoms and those who have a family history of the disease to convey the importance of screening. Another goal of S.C.O.P.E. is to recognize and celebrate colorectal cancer patients and survivors. It’s very special to see my patients, often with their families, coming across that finish line.”