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Get Your Rear in Gear – Muscatine Gives Back

Trinity Muscatine CEO Jim Hayes (L) and Event Director Bryan Fessler (R)

UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine CEO Jim Hayes (L) and Event Director Bryan Fessler (R)

Since 2011, Get Your Rear in Gear – Muscatine has given over $50,000 to UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine in their fight against colon cancer in the local Iowa community.

Local Event Director Bryan Fessler recently presented a check to CEO Jim Hayes from funds raised during the 2014 race. Through this grant, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine can continue to offer assistance for colon cancer screenings to those who are under-insured in Muscatine.

As is so often the case, the financial burden of a colon cancer screening can be the biggest obstacle. But with funds raised through Get Your Rear in Gear, communities can see a direct impact with grants like this given by the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Congratulations to UnityPoint-Trinity Muscatine, and thank you for doing your part to help the fight against colon cancer in Muscatine.

The 2015 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk will be held at Discovery Park on September 19th. Registration is now open, so sign up and help continue the efforts to raise awareness and support for colon cancer prevention in Muscatine.

Click on the link to read about the impact being made in Muscatine in a recent article from the Muscatine Journal.

Register now for Muscatine

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  • chris brown says:

    My wife was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer the doctors said he got all the cancer out after removing about twelve inches of her colon. Thinking she was cancer free we went home very happy.It took the doctors months to figure out I didn’t have gastritis, but stage 4 small colon cancer. she started having terrible pain in her abdomen, and vomiting but no blood in either. I had a general surgeon do surgery and it was supposed to be laparoscopic but ended up being exploratory. They had to remove a foot and a half of her small colon (doing a resection), her appendix, one ovary, and part of the large colon. was on Folfox for 3 months and then Folfirinox for 4 months to try and get ready for surgery and the HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) procedure. I was just told I am not a good candidate for this surgery because the surgeon did not see enough response with the chemotherapy. Now my oncologist is putting me on Erbitux and a cancer cell blocker. I am nervous because of possible side effects,after a member of my church introdure me to a doctor,which i contacted as fast a possiblevia his gmail,he gave her some medications which she took as prescribed by the doctor,last two month she was diagnosed colon cancer free,its will be nice if you also contact him via his gmail willylocas50@gmail.com,am very sure he can be of help too.im really happy sharing my story with you

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