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Register Today for the Boxer 500 on Aug. 29

Published: July 27, 2021
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Methodist Health System is a sponsor of the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force's 2021 Boxer 500 on Sunday, Aug. 29. 

This year's event also features a virtual event. Get the family, pets, strollers – anything you want – out for this virtual option.

What Is the Boxer 500?

The Boxer 500 is a 5 kilometer run/walk, 1 mile walk and kids' event to raise awareness to "fight" colorectal cancer.

Participants are encouraged to draw attention to their bottoms and colorectal cancer by participating in boxer underwear (boxers are optional).

The event is Sunday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m., at Werner Park. Registration includes a T-shirt and pancake breakfast. There will be a free kids' zone and survivor recognition.

The virtual Boxer 500 will be held the weekend of Aug. 28-29. Pick a day, pick your distance, and enjoy the run/walk with your family.

Event details can be found at

To sign up to volunteer, click here.

Questions about volunteering? Contact Chandy Lockman Hoke at (402) 354-4263.

Understanding Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. In 2020, Nebraska ranked 33rd in the nation in prevalence of colorectal cancer screenings among adults after 50 and over.

In 2021, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and 45,230 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States.