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Undy Run/Walk

Walk Before You Run: Ed Sorensen’s Undy Victory

Posted on September 24, 2015

Ed and Julie

If you were at this year’s Nashville Undy Run/Walk, you may have seen Ed Sorensen run by you! What you may not have known, though, is that Ed walked the Undy last year—just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer and two months after surgery. After that race, Ed vowed to train so he could run the next year. And he did—with his family, friends and wife Julie rooting for him. We got a chance to speak with Julie and Ed about running in the Undy and why it meant so much to them.

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Cleveland Clinic Brings Undy to Local Community

Posted on September 17, 2015

Cleveland Clinic

There are many things to consider when making the decision to host an Undy Run/Walk in a brand new city: Do we have Colon Cancer Alliance supporters in the area? Are there GI doctors and local businesses willing to support the event? And most importantly, are there people in the local community willing to be the boots on the ground and spread the word about the Undy? In the case of the first annual Cleveland Undy Run/Walk held this past April, the answer to all of these was a resounding “Yes!”

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Taiho Oncology, Inc.: Challenging Cancer Is Our Legacy

Posted on September 9, 2015


Having amassed a significant body of clinical data in the field of oncology, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has contributed to the establishment of better treatment methods for years now as Japan’s leading anticancer company. Since the start of the new millennium, Taiho Pharmaceutical has made every effort to increase its global reach, seeking to bring smiles to the faces of more patients around the world. Thus Taiho Oncology, Inc. was established here in the U.S.  

With an emphasis on therapies designed for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), we are very excited to partner with the Colon Cancer Alliance for another Undy Run/Walk!

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Hero of the Month: Ken & Kurt Kiess

Posted on August 10, 2015


Being diagnosed with colon cancer can be tough for anyone, especially when you aren’t expecting it. For Ken Kiess, who had a new marriage, new job and new home, the news was a tough pill to swallow. But instead of letting cancer define him, he sprung into action and even encouraged his family and friends to get involved in the fight.

Together, Ken and his family, including his twin brother Kurt, participated in this year’s Jersey Shore Undy Run/Walk where their team raised almost $40,000—the most in Undy history! We’re excited to honor both Ken and Kurt as Hero of the Month for their courage, inspiring story and tremendous efforts.

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Hero of the Month: Anne Bergersen

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.

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