Posted on July 9, 2015
From spreading awareness at health fairs to planning Phoenix Undy Run/Walks, Anne Bergersen has been dedicated to our Central Arizona Chapter from the very beginning. As a colon cancer survivor, she doesn’t hesitate to share her story or a few encouraging words; as a dedicated volunteer, she’s willing to do what it takes to give back to the community. The former Chapter Chair may have recently stepped down, but her legacy in the chapter lives on. That’s why we’re excited to honor her as our Hero of the Month.
Posted on June 30, 2015
It’s our pleasure to introduce our new Special Event Manager Jenni Wojnar! Jenni is bringing her passion for fundraising and non-profit work to the Undy team and we’re so excited to have her join the Colon Cancer Alliance family. Learn a little more about Jenni and help us welcome her!
Posted on May 4, 2015
The company known for their lovable reptile, the GEICO Gecko, continued their track record of providing outstanding community service as a sponsor of “HOPE”, our Blue Star mascot at the 2015 Buffalo Undy Run/Walk. Team Gecko Tails gave colon cancer a kick in the fanny with their phenomenal fundraising efforts. Led by team captain Adam Miller, GEICO associates raised over $6,400 in support of the Walk. We asked Adam how he got his Tail to the Undy: Read more
Posted on April 10, 2015
Jack Jasper began his journey at the Colon Cancer Alliance as an intern this fall. And now, we are thrilled to introduce him as the newest full-time member of the Undy team. Please join us in (officially) welcoming Jack to the family! Read more
Posted on February 10, 2015
I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. I have colonoscopies annually—because I have Lynch Syndrome, a genetic predisposition to certain cancers, including colon—which helped catch my colon cancer at Stage I.
Rather than dwell on the discouraging news of my diagnosis, I decided to look on the bright side and channel my energy into something positive. That’s when I saw a Facebook post about the Undy Run/Walk. The wealth of information I discovered on the Colon Cancer Alliance’s website after my diagnosis was very helpful to me, and I decided that the Undy could be my opportunity to help raise awareness about this disease that had so directly affected the life me and my family. Read more