Maria Grasso, Chair of Get Your Rear in Gear Philadelphia, along with Co-Chairs Jenny Ashbrook and Shona Bradley, were pleased to present a check for $40,000 to Tom Lewis, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This donation represents the proceeds of the inaugural Get Your Rear in Gear 5K event held on March 22, 2009. At a special reception organized by the hospital, the Get Your Rear in Gear committee and Mr. Lewis were joined by leadership from the Departments of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, along with representatives from the Kimmel Cancer Center.
Proceeds from Get Your Rear in Gear Philadelphia will support cutting edge research in colorectal cancer and compassionate care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The event committee is already working on next year’s event, scheduled for March 21, 2010. The Colon Cancer Coalition welcomes back sponsor Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and media partner NBC 10 for 2010. Look for more information on the event on Get Your Rear in Gear.com shortly.