Colon Cancer Awareness Events

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed and 56,000 people will die from the disease. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for men and women. However, colon cancer can be prevented through regular screenings, a healthy diet and regular exercise.

To raise awareness of prevention and treatment, as well as raise funds to benefit the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care Fund, we are planning our fourth annual Run for Your Buns 5K. The event will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. The 5K will start at 8 a.m., immediately followed by live music from local bands and entertainers. A formal event, The Blue Tie Affair, will be held at the Summit Center on Friday, March 23. There are many different ways to participate in this very worthy cause.


The NMMC Cancer Patient Care provides approximately $200,000 annually to help qualifying cancer patients get much needed pain and anti-nausea medications, nutritional supplements, transportation for treatment and other supplies. This fund, administered by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, is often the only resource available to help patients and their families through this difficult period of their lives.

Sponsorship levels:

Includes: logo on Race T-shirt, logo on Race-day banner, 4 tickets to the Blue Tie Affair and
a sponsorship tent where you can distribute any information on your business

Includes: logo on Race T-shirt, 2 tickets to the Blue Tie Affair and Race-day sponsorship tent to distribute business information

Includes: Logo on Race T-shirt


Blue Tie Attendee!

This event closes colon cancer awareness month! The semiformal event will be held at the Summit Center on March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $75 per person and includes two free drinks of your choice, music, food, silent auction and FUN! Blue attire is not required, but encouraged! For more information, call Marsha at 662-821-1464.

One Ticket $75.00

Two Tickets $150.00

Table (seats 10) $750


Silent auction donation!

Another way you can show your support is by donating an item for our silent auction! If you are a business owner or a local artisan and would like to donate, please call Marsha at 662-821-1464 or Susie at 662-377-2474.

Because of your participation at these colon cancer awareness events, we are able to not only spread awareness of colon cancer and colon cancer screening; we are able to help many people affected with cancer in our area.

Run For Your Buns Participant

This event kicks off colon cancer awareness month! This year is our 4th Annual Event. It will be held in historic Downtown Tupelo at Fairpark on Saturday, March 3, 2018. You can register online by clicking the link below! Race registration begins at 7:00 am, warm up with George Stone begins at 7:30 am and the race will begin promptly at 8:00 am. This year, we have a new route and all participants will be chip timed! For more questions, call Cindy at 662-377-4627.