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At 68-years-young, Vera Owens co-chairs the Get Your Rear in Gear colon cancer 5k race in Fort Myers Florida. Just as her co-chair, Dr. Janette Gaw, was in August,Vera was recently featured in a “Health Matters” story on NBC-2 in Florida, a partnership with Lee Memorial Health Systems.

Vera’s story stress the importance of knowing your family history and following the recommended screening guidelines for colon cancer. You can watch her story below.

Speedy Recovery from Colon Cancer from Lee Memorial Health System on Vimeo.

For more from this inspiring women you can read her story of overcoming colon cancer, and watch Vera tell it in her own words from the Fort Myer’s race in March 2011.