Georgetown Lombardi Joins ‘Scope it Out’ Race to Change Colon Cancer Outlook

March 1, 2012

On March 25, 2012, Georgetown Lombardi will add its voice to an estimated 4,000 people racing in honor of finding a cure for colon
cancer.

This will be the second year Georgetown Lombardi will participate in the Scope it Out 5K race, which will take place along a scenic route through D.C.

Georgetown Lombardi Director Louis M. Weiner, MD, will be on hand
to address the crowd. 

In 2011, the Georgetown team members—comprising more than 55
people from the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers
and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—raised nearly $2,000.

The run is organized by Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, a DC based
advocacy group that seeks to boost funding and advocacy efforts with the aim of curing colon cancer, developing programs to support patients and their families and increasing awareness surrounding early screening.

Last year, the race raised more than $200,000 for Chris4Life. The year-old organization was founded in honor of Chris Sapienza, who succumbed to colon cancer after being treated at Georgetown Lombardi.

To join Team Georgetown in this year’s walk/run, contact Christian
Conant at cc568@georgetown.edu. For more information on the Ruesch
Center, visit www.rueschcenter.org. 

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