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Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance readies for 2024 Blue Ribbon Walk & Run

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Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance readies for 2024 Blue Ribbon Walk & Run

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Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hoping for good weather for its 2024 Blue Ribbon Walk & Run, which will be held rain or shine, but the group is also offering a virtual option for those who may not be able to attend due to weather-related conditions. Photo courtesy Gayla Wolf, The HoneyBee.

Join the Seventh Annual Blue-Ribbon Walk & Run, hosted by the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance, to raise awareness of Colorectal Cancer.  Rain or shine, the event will take place on Saturday, March 16, at Brown’s Town Campground in Bishop. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the event starting at 9 a.m. Teams are welcome to join in the spirit of the cause.

ESCA will have a drawing for prizes generously donated by local businesses, and the first 100 registrants will receive a fleece-lined blue ESCA beanie. The first three people to cross the finish line will receive an ESCA Yeti tumbler.

Registration fees are $40 for adults (13+) and $20 for youth (12 and under). Register online at ESCancerAlliance.org or join us at one of our early registration events:

  • Northern Inyo Healthcare District on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Administration Breezeway
  • Grocery Outlet on Friday, March 1, from 4-6 p.m.

Can’t make it in person? Participate virtually anytime between March 16-23! Share your photos with us by tagging us in your Facebook posts or visiting https://escanceralliance.org/send-us-photos/.

All funds raised support our neighbors in Inyo and Mono counties who are undergoing treatment for various cancers. Let’s come together to support a great cause and make a difference in the fight against Colorectal Cancer.

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to The American Cancer Society. Screening can often find colorectal cancer early, when it’s small, hasn’t spread, and might be easier to treat.

Regular screening can even prevent colorectal cancer. With screening, doctors can find and remove polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer. ESCA encourages everyone 45 and older, or earlier for those with a family history of colorectal cancer, to discuss screening options with their primary care provider.

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