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February 2013 Issue

Upcoming Events 

Celebrate Fitness 
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 9
Washington University Athletic Complex
Forsyth and Big Bend boulevards
Clayton, MO

A 90-minute fitness workshop for men and women to benefit the Young Women's Breast Cancer Program and the Director's Discovery Fund at the Siteman Cancer Center. Participants may choose from one of eight workouts. Indoor workouts include Zumba, yoga and water aerobics. Outdoor activities include boot camp, a competitive 10K run, a competitive 5K run, a 5K walk or a 1-mile fun walk.

The cost is $30 for those who preregister ($20 for ages 13 to 18) or $35 the day of the event ($25 for ages 13 to 18). For more information or to register, visit

6 to 11:30 p.m. March 9
Alhambra Fireman Legion Hall
610 W. Main St., Alhambra, IL 62001

This third annual event will benefit the Siteman Cancer Center. Attendees will be treated to all-you-can-eat pulled pork and music by Buffalo Road. The band will start at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. For information or to buy tickets, call 618-520-8919.

Undy 5000 
9 a.m. March 23
Upper Muny Parking Lot
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO

A family-friendly 5K and 1-mile run/walk organized by the Colon Cancer Alliance. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 9 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run begins at 9:10 a.m. A survivor and awards ceremony will take place afterward at 10:05 a.m.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • 5K Adult - $30 in advance, $40 day of the race
  • 5K Youth (6 to 13) - $25 in advance, $35 day of race
  • 1-mile Fun Run (all ages; children 5 and younger are free) - $20 in advance, $30 day of race

Click here for more information, to register or to make a donation. The Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University has formed a team for the event. If you are interested in participating on the team, click here.

Caregiver Symposium
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6
Washington University West Campus Conference Center
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105

A free half-day symposium for caregivers and partners of young adults with cancer and young survivors. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Topics for discussion include:

  • Taking Care of Yourself, presented by licensed professional counselor John Eschen
  • Challenges of Caregiving, presented by social worker Anne Rihanek
  • Resources for Caregivers, presented by social worker Julie Whitley

Registration is required by April. 1. For information or to register, contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or

Sprint for Skin Cancer
9 a.m. April 6
Tower Grove Park
St. Louis, Mo.

This 5K run and 3K walk will support skin cancer research by Washington University faculty members at the Siteman Cancer Center. The cost is $25 or $20 for students. Children under 12 are free. Click here for more information or to register.

Illumination Gala
April 14
Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, Mo. 63105

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital's annual gala to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. Visit for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities. The evening's special guests will be Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.