Strength In Colors 5K & KIDS DASH
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
The 7th Annual SIC5K & KIDS DASH
McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, 43021
The inaugural Strength In Colors 5K & KIDS DASH took place in 2018. Each year it aims to bring families from communities all over Ohio together to increase awareness of the 6 cancers that can be caused by HPV.
The money raised supports patients, education, and prevention programs.
Raising Awareness of HPV-Related Cancers
According to the CDC, based on data from 2022, about 47,199 new HPV-associated cancers occur in the United States each year; 26,177 among women, and 21,022 among men. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among women, and cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils, are the most common among men. HPV is associated with 6 types of cancer: cervical, vaginal/vulvar, anal, penile and oral, head and neck.
Strength In Colors 5K brings awareness to these cancers and the ribbon colors they represent. It provides a fun and family-focused platform to offer education, prevention information, and support to our community.
All HPV-related cancers are preventable. Screenings, annual exams, education, and the HPV vaccine are all methods of cancer prevention.
Sneakers4Good Shoe Drive
We partnered with @Sneakers4Good to host a shoe drive in conjunction with our 5K and KIDS DASH. The 5K has ended, but you can still drop off your new and gently used running/athletic shoes in the lobby at TriAd Marketing & Media, 371 County Line Rd. W., Westerville, OH 43082,
M-F between 9am-3pm. Collection boxes will be in the lobby thru August 31st! Thank you!
Email us questions if you would like to connect with one of our medical advisors or another medical professional. Dentists, OB/GYN's, Pediatricians, and Family Physicians are just a few examples of specialists we can confidentially connect you with.
Interested In Joining Our Junior Ambassador Group?
This event is organized each year by a talented, hard-working group of young people, our Junior Ambassadors (JAG).
- Do you value healthy relationships and want to make a difference in the lives of others?
- Would you like to beef up your resume or college application with community service and outreach?