This March I’ll be participating in the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k Run/Walk in San Antonio with co-workers from our gastroenterology clinic and endoscopy center. I’m very proud that the Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio will be a presenting sponsor in this year’s event. This is a family friendly walk/run with lots of great kid’s activities.

Proceeds from this event will be granted towards programs that will raise colon cancer screening rates, increase awareness, and educate the public about the signs and symptoms of this disease in the San Antonio, TX community. I encourage everyone to join us to help raise awareness and colon cancer screening rates in San Antonio. To learn more about colon cancer and screening in San Antonio, I encourage you to visit the colon cancer screening page on my website.

Russell Havranek, MD

Event: Get Your Rear in Gear 5k Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Location: Morgan’s Wonderland – 5223 David Edwards Drive San Antonio, Texas 78233

Date: 03/05/17

Check-In: 7-8am

Kids’ Fun Run Start Time: 7:50am

5k Start Time: 8am

Online Registration:

What is the Colon Cancer Coalition?

The Colon Cancer Coalition was created in 2005 with the objective of empowering local communities to promote prevention and early detection of colon cancer and to provide support to those affected. Their volunteer-driven events raised nearly 1 million dollars in 2016, which will help increase awareness and help educate the public about the signs & symptoms of colon cancer.