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Keith Rollins (pictured, at the first annual Victory Lap fundraiser), a local cancer survivor, is on a mission to encourage more people to “push up” their colonoscopy dates to save lives. At age 49, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He hadn’t had a colonoscopy because he wasn’t yet 50. In the past, 50 was the standard age to have a colonoscopy; these days, the recommended age is 45, and if individuals have high-risk factors, such as a family history of colon cancer, doctors advise having a colonoscopy sooner. Cancer-free for more than a year now, Keith has become an advocate, along with wife Sarah and children Reece and Kendall. On Saturday, March 5, during Colon Cancer Awareness Month, his nonprofit – the Push Up Foundation – will host its second annual Victory Lap, a family-friendly 5k. The event will include breakfast tacos from El Rey and an after-party at The Coffee House. The cost to participate is $20. See pushupfoundationhouston.org.
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