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Undy Team Tuesday: Vowel Movements

Posted on July 1, 2014

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“We are running again this year because 4 years ago, at the age of 37, I found out I had colon cancer. My family and friends run each year to raise money and encourage folks to get tested!” – Jen Lopez of Team Vowel Movements (formerly the Super Buttholes), Tacoma

Join their fight & register today!

Undy Team Tuesday: Team Fernando

Posted on June 10, 2014

“We are taking to the streets, offices, social media and anywhere we can to voice our commitment to help raise awareness to prevent and conquer colon cancer. We are very serious about this cause because we lost our son/brother/father/husband/uncle/best friend, Fernando Puello, to this disease in August of 2011. We feel that even though he lost his battle with this disease, his journey and fight should not go unnoticed. If our efforts can help anyone, then we are that much closer to succeeding.” – Team Fernando, Ft. Lauderdale

Join their fight & start a team today at!

Never Too Young: Sonja Darrel

Posted on May 16, 2014

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Sonja Darrel is a 28-year-old mother and wife who loves spending time with her family. She has always been active and healthy, so when she started having consistent stomach pains and abdominal discomfort, she knew something had to be wrong.

After coping with symptoms for over a year, Sonja finally decided to take her health into her hands and scheduled an appointment with her doctor. She shared her symptoms and was sent for a colonoscopy. It was then, at 26 years old, Sonja was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had spread to her liver and more than ten lymph nodes – a devastating diagnosis for anyone, especially someone so young and full of life. Read more

Call It Like It Is: New Name for the Undy Series

Posted on May 13, 2014

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Have you been participating in our Undy 5000 for years, but never knew what the 5000 was all about?  After hearing that the name “Undy 5000” didn’t resonate with a lot of people, we have some good news – we are excited to announce that the Colon Cancer Alliance’s signature Undy 5000 5K series will now be known as the Undy Run/Walk! Read more

Why Does Patrick Shipley Run in His Undies?

Posted on March 27, 2014

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My partner, best friend and soul mate of 19 years, Richard Bessette, was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer on January 11, 2013. We decided to treat this aggressively and scheduled the surgery to remove the 7 cm tumor on January 21. On March 4th, 2013, Rich began his first of eight chemotherapy treatments (Xeloda and Oxaliplatin).  Read more