“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”—
Mary O’Brien, a 12 years old, has created a team for Rear In Gear in honor of her father Sean, who is battling colon cancer. She is truly a remarkable young woman took it upon herself to research events and choose one that suits her! She is star cross country runner at her school in Melrose. She has asked her friends and teammates to join her.
Hi All, Today we sent out a letter to all registrants about details of preparing for race day as it approaches. If you haven’t registered just yet, or didn’t receive the letter, here it is…
Thank you so much for registering to participate in the inaugural 'Boston Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run / Walk' at Castle Island in South Boston. As we get close to the race date, we just wanted to keep you informed with all the details of the big day!
Hotels: If you are looking for a hotel in Boston, look no further than the Charlesmark Hotel & Lounge in Copley Square or their sister hotel The Harborside Inn downtown by the waterfront and Faneuil Hall. They will give you the most competitive rate they can, just tell them Gambee sent you! Packet Pick Up: Packets can be picked up from 11am - 7pm on Friday, November 11th at the South Boston Running Emporium located at 341 West Broadway. Boston, MA. Additionally, they will be available on race day from 7:30am - 8:30am on location at 2080 Day Blvd. Boston, MA.
Press Opportunity: This week, we will be reaching out to local media outlets to cover the race. If you live in New England and would like to share your story with us of ‘Why you get your rear in gear?’ please email Caitlin.Gambee@yahoo.com at your earliest convenience. We appreciate your willingness with this opportunity, as great press will only raise more awareness for this event and this disease!
Pre-Event: On Friday, November 11, 2011 - we have been graciously been donated a 200 person catered event at Splash Lounge on Kneeland Street in Boston. For all participants 21+, come stop by from 5 - 10pm for free food and a cocktail or two. Come meet other teams that you will be racing against come morning. We will be raffling off two 2012 season Red Sox tickets, with all proceeds to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. Please RSVP to Caitlin.Gambee@yahoo.com if you will be attending so we have an idea of how much food to have ready.
Post-Event: On Saturday, November 12, 2011 immediately following the memorial walk, we will head two blocks over to the Local 149. Brunch is available from 10am on.
Just heard word that our good friends … great friends rather, at Coca-Cola are teaming up with Hess Gas Station to support the race with ice cold refreshments! None other than the electrolyte kings - POWERade!
And what is the best reward for a nice long run … other than a first place medal, I would have to say an ice cold POWERade!
Again, we really appreciate your involvement in this race and this fantastic cause!
As part of a multicenter clinical trial, surgical oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are comparing the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy to a tri-modality approach to halt advanced colon cancers. The objective is to determine if there is a difference in survival rates between patients who receive intravenous (IV) anti-cancer drugs or a combination of IV drugs in addition to surgery and a procedure called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, more commonly known as HIPEC or “chemobath.” (More)