Blue Ribbon Run-A-Thon

Monroe Ave
Lewes, DE 19958


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Please join me, Gavin Furlong, and support the Blue Ribbon Run-A-Thon on March 4th, 2023 to raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer.

Last year at 38 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I was very lucky; my body gave me a clue something was wrong, I told my doctor, found the tumor and had it removed quickly before it spread. Many are not so lucky. Colorectal cancer is currently the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths for young adults and the leading cause for men under 50, but with early detection colorectal cancer is very treatable. Early detection made a dramatic difference in my life and I want to do what I can to educate others on this disease. 

I invite you to make a donation on my fundraising page HERE, or join me on March 4th for the Run-A-Thon!


RUN-A-THON SIGNUP: There is no fee to sign up, I only ask that you collect donations for your own run. Each participant will have a fundraising page that can accept fixed donations or pledges for each mile run. The event officially begins at 8AM on Saturday March 4th and ends at 8am on Sunday March 5th, giving 24 hours to get your miles in. Participants who raise $100 will receive a Run-A-Thon T-shirt.  Participants who raise $250 will receive a Run-A-Thon Hoodie AND T-shirt.


COURSE: I will be starting at 8AM at the Lewes Library trailhead on Monroe Avenue in Lewes. You are welcome to start with me or set your own route wherever you may be. There is no specific distance or route, so set a goal that works for you. The route I will be running is a 16.75 mile loop starting in Lewes, thru Cape Henlopen State Park to Rehoboth, then back to the Lewes Library on the Junction Breakwater trail (route on MapMyRun available below). Join me for the first loop or whatever portion you are comfortable with. My personal goal is to complete 6 loops in 24 hours for a total of 100 miles.


All funds raised will go to Beebe Healthcare, funding public health programs focused on cancer screening. With your help we can educate others in our community on this disease and hopefully contribute to more early detections and positive outcomes.  Thank you for your time and support.

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