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GCCCF Quarterly Newsletter 

April, 2019                                                                       Vol. 3, Issue 2

Happy spring! I am more than ready for some warm weather, and I bet you are too! Speaking of warm weather, we could have used a little of it at the Rump Run this year! This quarter's newsletter is dedicated to all things Rump Run, so more information about the 2019 event is included below. Even though the day dawned drizzly and chilly, we still had a great turnout, and we would like to say THANK YOU to all those who were able to join us this year!  We are always interested in improving this event, and would love to have your feedback. We have provided survey opportunities for participants, volunteers and sponsors/vendors below. If you have a moment, please consider letting us know what you thought, and how we can improve future events. Your input is much appreciated!

In good health,
Kayse Rigsby
Executive Director


We are so grateful to all who helped make the Rump Run 2019 such a fantastic event! Thanks to all of our participants, fundraisers, sponsors and volunteers, we raised almost $30,000 for colon cancer awareness! THANK YOU!! Below are some stats from the 2019 event....

Participants - 688

Survivors - 35

Volunteers - 83 - a Rump Run record!!

Largest Team - Team Chrissy, with 74 members (wow!)

Largest Team Fundraiser - Team Chrissy, raising almost $2000!!

Largest Individual Fundraiser - Jennifer Usrey, raising almost $1,000!!

Most Creative Team Name - Protect Your Assets

2019 Race Results and Finish Line Photos

2019 event photos are available for download on our Rump Run Facebook page.

Hope to see you next March at Rump Run 2020!

Thank you to all of our 2019 Rump Run Sponsors!
Founding Sponsors
CHI Memorial
Erlanger Medical Group
Parkridge Health System
University Surgical Associates

Brigadier Booty Level
Galen Medical Group

Corporal Caboose Level
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Brewer Media
Chattanooga Endoscopy Center
Diagnostic Pathology Services
Digestive Care and Management
First Tennessee
HHM Wealth Advisors
Myriad Labs
Tennessee Oncology
Private Polyp Level
Ambry Genetics
Diagnostic Imaging Consultants
Karl Storz Endoskope
Wright Brothers Construction

In Kind Sponsors
Creative Discovery Museum
Endearing Life Photography
Groome Transportation
Joe Nabors DJ Services
Orange Theory
Panera Bread
Pruett's Signal Mountain Market
Puckett EMS
Wired Coffee
Colon Cancer in the News

We appreciate the colon cancer survivors who were willing to share their stories for the Rump Run 2019 event, as well as the local media who agreed to promote both the Rump Run, and colon cancer awareness. Check out the clips below.

Times Free Press - Survivor Greg Grobmyer and Dr. Marshall Horton 

WRCB - Scott "Quake" McMahen - Getting Screened Can Save Your Life

WRCB - Survivor Charleen Nelson and Dr. Marshall Horton

WTVC - Survivor Gary Sanders and Dr. Camille Sommer

WRCB - Colon Cancer Symptoms You Can't Afford to Ignore
Please help us improve the Rump Run by taking one of these short surveys below. Thank you!



Thank you to our 2019 Rump Run committee! Without their hard work throughout the year, this event would not have happened.

Tom Brien, MD
Jewell Brien
Deb Davis
Destin Griffin-Trussell
Katie Hanners
Marshall Horton, MD
Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD
Catherine Marcum, MD
Marisa Ogles
Lisa Ong
Therese Peek
Alison Sexter
Kim Shank
Camille Sommer, MD
Stacey Swafford
Janda White

Would you like to help plan the 2020 Rump Run event?  Please email us - we would love to have you!

Are you willing to share how colon cancer has impacted your life? Please contact us and let us know!





The Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation (GCCCF) is a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to conquering Colon Cancer through Awareness, Access and Advocacy

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August, 2019
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GCCCF Board of Directors

Chair - Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD
President - Thomas Brien, MD
Vice-President - Marshall Horton, MD
Secretary - Kim Shank, RN
Treasurer - Jones Krogh

Directors at Large
Christie Burbank
Tony Dotson
Melissa Pendergrass
Helen Pinkerton
Craig Sarine

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