Saturday, March 9, 2013 was a chilly morning on the coast of southern California but OH WHAT A DAY! Twenty eight people and one boxer joined Team Myriad for the 2013 Undy 5000 at Mission Bay Park in San Diego to show support and raise awareness about colorectal cancer and hereditary colon cancer syndromes.
All 28 team members were heroes for the day but one champion stands out. Stan Lambert is our colon cancer champion. Stan showed up on this Undy 5000 morning after having chemo treatment the day before and ran with the team. Yeah, Stan is a stud, an amazing human and a phenomenal fund raiser!
Stan, number 466:
Because of motivation from the entire team, Team Myriad won the Top Team Fundraising award. As of today a total of $8,640 has been raised to support the Colon Cancer Alliance and their mission to provide hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research. The entire team should be so proud – they are all amazing! Not only in fundraising but also showing up on a chilly Saturday morning to show support for such a great cause.
What a day!
Leading up to this day, phenomenal.
The day, extraordinary.
Today, memories of success linger.
There have been 12 Undy 5000 Team Myriad’s throughout the U.S. since September 2013 with three more to go. The San Diego team has been the most successful in fundraising to date but ALL events have been successful in raising awareness about hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in the Myriad booth at the events. It has been an amazing experience and a terrific way to give back to the cancer community.
Team Myriad… YOU ROCK!!
If you would like to donate to a Myriad Undy 5000 team you can visit and donate at any of the links below!
Buffalo, NY Team - CLICK HERE
Denver, CO Team - CLICK HERE
Sacramento, CA Team - CLICK HERE
For more information on participating in an Undy5000 event or to learn more about colorectal cancer please visit the following pages:
Philadelphia, PA Undy:
Piedmont Triad, North Carolina Undy:
West Palm Beach, FL Undy:
— Carolyn Horn Dumond
Patient Education and Advocacy
Associate Product Manager, Oncology