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Partner Spotlight: Abramson Cancer Center

Posted on June 3, 2014


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In 2012 we were proud to name the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania as a partner through our Blue Hope Partnership Program, an initiative providing funding to organizations that are making strides to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Abramson Cancer Center is made up of a group of doctors and researchers who, through treatment and prevention, are working to eradicate cancer as a cause of human disease and suffering. Funds provided through our Blue Hope Partnership Program were put to use in 2012 when Abramson launched the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation Program. Read more

Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves First-Line Use of Vectibix®

Posted on May 28, 2014

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Amgen recently announced that the FDA has approved the use of Vectibix as a first-line treatment for colorectal cancer. Since 2006, Vectibix has been used as a second-line treatment and with this recent advancement, colorectal cancer patients now have an additional treatment option earlier in their diagnosis. 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

4 Years Strong – Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

Posted on May 8, 2014

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We are proud to share the good news with our community and supporters: we have been honored with Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for the fourth consecutive year!

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most highly trusted evaluator of charities. The organization’s rating system looks at two broad areas of a charity’s performance: their financial health and their accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator reviews charities’ financial documents and considers how they expect a charity to use donors’ support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.  Read more

Bravelets: Meaningful Jewelry Making a Big Impact

Posted on May 2, 2014

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Three years ago Stephanie Hansen decided she wanted to start Bravelets™, a jewelry company with giving at the core. The company was born after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the difficult days of dealing with her mom’s diagnosis and treatment, Stephanie wanted something her whole family could wear as a symbol of hope. But the company’s impact doesn’t end there, because for every item sold, $10 is donated to charity. Not only does Bravelets provide courage to those wearing their stylish jewelry, but they’re helping nearly 1,000 partner organizations move their missions forward in a big way. In fact, they’ve donated more than $13,000 to the Colon Cancer Alliance since our partnership began! For all the lives you continue to impact, thank you Bravelets! Now, let’s hear from Founder/ CEO Stephanie. Read more