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
Posted on January 13, 2015
We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance team – Ms. Adina Frazier, Director of Special Events. For the last seven years, Adina has been the Director of Special Events at the Epilepsy Foundation. She joins us after having worked with many other run/walks, including the National Walk for Epilepsy, the Komen National Race for the Cure and the Whitman-Walker Clinic Aids Walk, among others. She is natural convener and loves cooking uberly fabulous and calorie-laden food from scratch. Please join us in welcoming Adina to the family! Read more
Posted on January 9, 2015
We continue to be inspired by the hundreds of volunteers who are out there on the front lines, spearheading efforts to put colon cancer on the map and changing the face of this disease. That’s why we started the Volunteer Spotlight feature – honoring and celebrating some of our most passionate, dedicated volunteers and sharing their stories so you can be inspired, too! This month, we’re celebrating Brian Kothe and Weez Altomari from our Denver Undy Run/Walk. From getting the word out before the event to leading day-of logistics, these two rock stars make the Denver Undy what it is. Get to know them! Read more
Posted on December 16, 2014
Dawn Gagliardi was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at 31 years old. Through her years of treatment and seven surgeries, her positive attitude and drive to make a difference in this space never wavered. Following her diagnosis, she started volunteering in her local community, where she met others who also wanted to change the colon cancer scene in Georgia. Together, they got involved with our first-ever Atlanta Undy Run/Walk in a big way, helping increase participation and raising funds for the event. Learn more about Dawn’s journey and the footprint she has created! Read more
Posted on October 15, 2014
Last weekend we hosted the 5th Annual Cincinnati Undy Run/Walk at an exciting new location, Newport on the Levee! We were thrilled to host more than 500 participants and some really stellar sponsors and volunteers.
We also had the pleasure of having KISS 107 join in on the fun as our official media sponsor. We’re extending a very special thank you to KISS 107 for hitting the ground running to help create a buzz about the Undy in some fun and creative ways, including an online contest on www.kiss107.com for a chance to win free online registration. Read more