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You Tell Us: What You Want the World to Know About Colon Cancer

Posted on March 28, 2016

March Question

It may be the last week of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but this hasn’t stopped our community from spreading the message about screening, honoring loved ones and more. From the selfies in our photo contest, to the fundraising events across the country—it’s been amazing to see the blue love this month!

Although March 31 is right around the corner, we know awareness doesn’t stop there, so we asked our Facebook family what they want the world to know about colon cancer. Take a look at some of the comments from the overwhelming response!

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Fast Eddie’s Billiards Goes Blue this March

Posted on March 18, 2016

Fast Eddies

If you’ve ever been to Fast Eddie’s Billiards, you know it’s a great place to have a good time, but did you know about the pool hall’s philanthropic history? After donating to organizations such as the American Red Cross, Fast Eddie’s decided to get involved in Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout March, 19 Fast Eddie’s locations in Texas and Louisiana will hold Pin Up fundraisers to support the Colon Cancer Alliance—and they’ve raised more than $10,000 so far!

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Andy’s Army Named DC Scope It Out Team of the Week!

Posted on March 14, 2016

SIO Team Photo

Joan McCarty, team captain of Andy’s Army, is participating in this year’s DC Scope It Out 5K in honor of her late husband Andy Eury. Andy passed away in 2014 after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2010. He is remembered by his loved ones for his fighting spirit, which is how his brother thought of their team name.

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Get Ready for the BIG Colon Tour

Posted on February 24, 2016

Colon Undy

Our giant inflatable colon is back on the road this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re excited to partner with Bayer Healthcare again for our nationwide initiative to spread awareness, and what better way to teach people about colon cancer than with an inflatable colon that features various stages of disease (normal colon tissue, Crohn’s Disease, polyp, malignant polyp, colon cancer & advanced colon cancer)?

The BIG Colon Tour, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, LLC., is coming to a town near you! Check out our scheduled stops and be sure to check back as we add stops throughout the year.  

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Coach Mark Nofri Tackles Cancer

Posted on January 26, 2016

Coach Nof

Mark Nofri, head football coach at Sacred Heart University (SHU), was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014 at just 45 years old. Despite his diagnosis, he continued to do what he loved—coaching through treatment and encouraging his team to stay the course. He even teamed up with us for the Coach Nof Tackles Cancer Campaign, which ended in a blue out tailgate in November and raised more than $7,000 to go towards our mission to knock out colon cancer.

We got a chance to speak with Coach Nof about the campaign, his experience and getting involved to help others living with colon cancer.

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