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Hero of the Month: Bravelets™

Posted on April 11, 2016

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Stephanie Hansen started Bravelets™, a jewelry company with giving at its core, when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. What started out as something Stephanie’s family could wear as a symbol of hope in support of her mother has gone on to impact so many people. That’s because Bravelets™ donates $10 of every item to charity. In fact, they’ve donated more than $22,000 to the Colon Cancer Alliance! We thank Bravelets™ for helping us advance our mission and reminding so many to be brave in tough times.

We had a chance to speak with Bravelets™ Operations Manager Ben Aldridge to learn more about why giving is so important to the company.

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Andy’s Army Named DC Scope It Out Team of the Week!

Posted on March 14, 2016

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Joan McCarty, team captain of Andy’s Army, is participating in this year’s DC Scope It Out 5K in honor of her late husband Andy Eury. Andy passed away in 2014 after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2010. He is remembered by his loved ones for his fighting spirit, which is how his brother thought of their team name.

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Hero of the Month: Anita Mitchell Isler

Posted on March 3, 2016

Anita Mitchell HOTM

Dress in Blue Day began with Anita Mitchell Isler, a stage IV colon cancer survivor who lost a close friend and her father to the disease. Anita saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss. What started in her child’s classroom is now a nationally-recognized event where individuals across the country unite to honor those who have battled this disease. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dress in Blue Day, we also celebrate Anita and her dedication to spreading awareness and knocking out colon cancer.

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Run VMC Named DC Scope It Out Team of the Week!

Posted on March 2, 2016

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Run VMC Team Captain George Papachristos, from Vienna, Virginia, has been running in the DC Scope It Out 5K every year since completing treatment for colorectal cancer in the fall of 2005.  As a survivor, this race has extra special meaning for him–honoring all those who have been impacted by this disease. He uses this event to promote awareness and hope.

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February Fundraising Roundup

Posted on February 29, 2016

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Racing for Research in Sunny California

Surrounded by northern California wine country and a beautiful blue sky, friends, family and members of the colon cancer community came together to run and raise funds in memory of a beautiful soul: Roanne Cairel. On November 7, 2015, the fourth annual Roanne’s Race was the most successful so far—raising $12,500 for early-onset colon cancer research. 

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