Saint Louis University Hospital Sponsors UNDY 5000 to Fight Colon Cancer 
 
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 
 
 

ST. LOUIS – Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death, but is thought to be the most curable and preventable if detected early.

To help support this message, Saint Louis University Hospital is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual UNDY 5000 Saturday, March 29 in Forest Park. The UNDY 5000 consists a 5K or one mile fun run or walk with proceeds going to colorectal cancer research through the Colon Cancer Alliance. In addition, SLU Hospital is sponsoring the "Super Colon," an inflatable, walk through colon serving as an educational tool for attendees to better understand colorectal cancer.

“Colorectal cancer is the most preventable form of cancer,” says Brent Tetri, MD, director of gastroenterology at Saint Louis University Hospital and a SLUCare physician. “Events like the UNDY 5000 go a long way in raising awareness that a simple colonoscopy can save a life."

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite boxer shorts for the “UNDY” and participants receive UNDY 5000 boxers as part of registration. For those who register with the Saint Louis University Hospital team, participants will also receive SLU Hospital boxers.

For more information or to register, visit www.undy5000.org.

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About Saint Louis University Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356-licensed bed quaternary/tertiary referral center located in the heart of the city of St. Louis. Approximately 75 percent of patients are drawn from a 150-mile radius. Through affiliation as the teaching hospital for Saint Louis University, the hospital provides patients and their families with an environment of medical innovation. Working in this endeavor are the hospital’s medical staff partners, SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. The hospital admits more than 17,000 patients annually, performs more than 200 organ transplants a year and is a Level I Trauma Center that treats more than 2,000 major trauma cases a year. For more information, please visit www.sluhospital.com. 

Contact:
Jason Merrill
314-577-8152
Jason.merrill@tenethealth.com