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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

Cancer Research: Meet Dr. Marios Giannakis

Posted on April 25, 2014

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Scientific research is among the best ways we can go on the offensive against colon cancer. That’s why we’ve launched the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his mark in the colon cancer space. This year, we utilized the American Association for Cancer Research peer-review process to select a scientist who is taking a deeper look at biomarkers associated with treatment of colon cancer. We’re honored to introduce Marios Giannakis, M.D., Ph.D., our first-ever Blue Hope Research Awardee. Learn more about the research he’s working on and what it means for you! Read more

March: What YOU Accomplished

Posted on April 15, 2014


It’s fair to say, we kicked some colon cancer butt last month! From our Nationwide Cancer Prevention Tour (the giant colon saw 30+ cities this month!) to unique fundraising initiatives (butt wipe, anyone?), advocacy & treatment milestones, the biggest Undy 5000 5K Run EVER, the first National Colon Cancer Survivor Day & blue photos galore, together we made a massive footprint. Thank YOU for making it a month to remember! Interested in what all went down? Check out the list & photos below & be sure to tell us about YOUR event in the comments. And don’t forget to read up on how you can help keep the momentum going! Read more