Additional race information can be found at https://www.centrastatefoundation.org/special-events/paulettes-c-of-blue/.
Let's CONQUER COLORECTAL CANCER at CENTRASTATE!
Paulette Stallone leads this event as she enters her 10th year cancer free - which she credits to her fitness, her family, and her physicians. It's a day filled with all of that and so much more - USATF certified 5K course, 1 mile course, vendor area, kids zone, gift basket raffles, 50/50 - you definitely don't want to miss it!
$20 to register, FREE for Colorectal Cancer Survivors (Sponsored by Withum).
All registered participants receive event shirt, medal, refreshments and icecream provided by Ice Cream Emergency Central NJ Territory!
Prizes will be distributed to the top male and female in each age group category.
It’s February 19, 2009. Do you remember what you did that day?
I was sick. Inexplicably, suddenly, terribly sick. My daughter Nicole – then just 20 years old – drove me to the hospital. My doctor admitted me as a trauma patient. Out came the needles. My heart rate faded. Looking back now, it’s like I am recounting an episode of ‘ER’ or ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ but it was, and still is, very real. Most people were coming off the post-holiday-season-rush and Valentine’s Day sweetness. My family and I were forced into a new, cold, scary reality.
At just 44 years old, with no family history of the disease, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. I had no risk factors.
So what did I do? I ran. I put on my sneakers and I ran, and I kept running. I went to chemotherapy and then I ran some more. If there are only three things in this world I am sure of, they are:
1. CentraState and my team of doctors saved my life.
2. My people – my family, friends and neighbors – saved my life.
3. Running saved my life.
This year is the 11th Anniversary of my event – Paulette’s C of Blue 5K/1 Mile. I started this event while still on chemo and it has grown to one of the largest colorectal cancer events in the state. It is a day filled with my favorite things – family, friends, fitness and fun; and all proceeds benefit the colorectal cancer programs and services at CentraState.
In 2018 and 2019, funds we raised were used to purchase equipment used to monitor colorectal surgery patients’ fluid levels during and after surgery. Due to the success and positive outcomes of these new monitors they have even been used for even more complicated surgeries. Funds were also used to provide colorectal screenings to the un- and underinsured.
Colorectal cancers are the third most common in both men and women, and it is estimated that there will be over 137,000 new diagnoses in the United States this year alone. With increased awareness, recommended screenings for earlier detection, and integrative therapies for patients and survivors, we can continue to save and impact lives right here in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Please join me and my family on Sunday, May 3rd – as a sponsor, donor, walker or runner – and let’s kick colorectal cancer’s butt.
My deepest thanks,
In addition to the benefits outlined below, all sponsor levels are eligible for a table in our vendor area at Paulette’s C of Blue on Sunday May 3 as well as our pre-race Fitness Festival on Saturday May 2. Deadline for print recognition is March 1, 2020 and web/event recognition is April 24, 2020. All registered participants receive refreshments, shirt, and race medal while supplies last.
Custom recognition opportunities are available, please inquire.
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