Published on June 08, 2017

Fourth Annual Run for Your Buns 5K to Raise Awareness for Colonoscopy

Grand Forks, N.D.Run for Your Buns 5K Run/Walk will take place 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in Grand Forks. The race will begin and end in Lincoln Park, with the course following the Greater Grand Forks Greenway. Net proceeds from the race will be presented to Altru Health Foundation to help uninsured and underinsured patients cover the cost of screening colonoscopy. Over the course of a lifetime, one in 20 adults will be diagnosed with colon cancer. When detected early, colon cancer is treatable.

“Screening colonoscopy is the best test for screening and detecting colon cancer,” said race director Kamrin Macki, gastroenterology nurse practitioner. “The community’s support of this event has been incredible.”

Registration is available the morning of the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park. Sponsors of this year’s event include: Altru Health System, Overmoe & Nelson Certified Public Accountants, Altru Clinic Pharmacy, Britton Transport, Dr. Anthony Chu (Gastroenterologist), Dr. Howard Hack (Gastroenterologist), Dr. Robert Guttormson (General Surgery/Endoscopist), Dr. Israr Sheikh (Gastroenterologist), Dr. James Wood (Gastroenterologist), Kamrin Macki, NP (Gastroenterology), Adams Snow Removal, Altru Advanced Orthopedics, Dr. Casey & Bev Ryan (Internal Medicine), See Dick Run, American Family Insurance: Jeremy Fulton Agency, Express AutoGlass & Repair, State Farm Insurance: Sharon Opdahl Agency, Gwen @ Studio South, GU Energy, Hugo's Family Marketplace, Jack Sitter Photography, RoadID and Scheels.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.