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Runners brace Saturday morning snow and take off for a good cause

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The second annual "BoxerRebellion 5k" run took place Saturday, despite a heavy snowfall.

Runners braced the cold morning to take off for a good cause.

The run is put on to raise awareness of colon cancer, and to raise money for the Festival of Hope, an organization that helps families in treatment, as well as cancer survivors.

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, it claims the lives of about 52-thousand men and women each year.

Runners were encouraged to dress up in goofy outfits and wear boxers to "draw attention" to the area affected by colon cancer.
 
"They said goofy outfits, it was Saint Patrick's Day, and this is what we came up with," said Yvonne Randall, a runner decked out in a green double rainbow t-shirt. "There's always hope at the end of the rainbow."
 
"It's a pretty aggressive cancer, and if its found early enough it is curable," said Registered Nurse Pamela Englehaupt. "And so we're just raising awareness to get your colonoscopy done so we can find those pre-cancerous polyps to get them removed before they have a chance to turn to cancer."

This is the second year Regional West has hosted the event, and turnout has increased.

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