(KMOV)-- Every ten minutes, a life is lost to colon cancer.
That is according to the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), which hosted the third annual Undy 5000 5K run in St. Louis.
Despite a snowy forecast, runners gathered on the Muny parking lot in Forest Park Saturday morning.
Undy 5000 says the goal of the event is to educate the public about colon cancer, promote screenings, and get people talking about this preventable disease. It also raises funds in support of CCA’s national and local patient support and awareness programs.