SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - More than 1,000 people gathered in a united effort against colon cancer during the "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5K race.
Each year the race is held to raise awareness about colon cancer prevention. This year's race honored the memory of our friend and long time WTOC anchor Mike Manhatton who passed one year ago this week from the disease.
Everyone ran for Mike and continued to spread his message by encouraging folks to get screened for colon cancer and support prevention projects. Survivors were present to share their stories during the event and their bravery could be felt from miles away. Others were also there to remember their friends and loved ones who lost their battle to the disease.