Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. Spectrum Health has been a leader for advocating for colorectal cancer awareness and regular screenings, and they’re continuing that tradition with their 37th annual Irish Jig 5K race. The Irish Jig 5K represents Spectrum Health’s continued commitment to health and wellness and support efforts to help end colorectal cancer. This year’s race has 8:30 a.m. staggered start time. Registered participants will receive a long-sleeved technical shirt. Plus, overall race winners will receive prize money and age group winners will receive prizes. There will be a costume contest too, so be sure to deck out in all green for St. Patrick’s Day. The winner gets a free race entry next year. Registration is open online until Friday, March 20. Racers can also register onsite at East Grand Rapinds High School up until the time of the race. The race will take place at East Grand Rapids High School on Saturday, March 21.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a consultation or second opinion, call 1.855.SHCANCER (855.742.2623).