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Welcome to the Undy Run/Walk Family, Pittsburgh, Detroit & NYC!

Posted on January 5, 2017

What’s in a name?

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and New York City to the Undy Run/Walk family!

Why do those cities sound so familiar, you ask? Well, these cities have been proud hosts of Scope It Out 5Ks through the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. As we enter into our second year as a merged organization, we want to complete the merging of our amazing 5K series.

We are sure that you will have questions regarding this transition. Please see our FAQs below, and please feel free to reach out to specialevents@ccalliance.org if you need any additional information. Read more

Thank You: 2016 Run/Walk Series

Posted on January 5, 2017

Wow! 2016 was an incredible year for our signature Run/Walk series. From adding in some incredible new events – welcome, Scope it Out Family! – to seeing all of our favorite cities once again, we had a record-breaking year across the board. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise more than $2.2 million dollars toward our mission to knock out colon cancer.

Funds raised through the Undy Run/Walk and Scope It Out 5k support both local and national colon cancer prevention, research and patient support programs. In fact, $0.86 of every dollar received goes directly to helping patients and their families in need! Read more

The Future of the ACA: What We Know So Far

Posted on December 21, 2016

Everyone wants to know what’s happening to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The short answer is: no one knows. Here are the top options:

  1. Do nothing
  2. Keep with improvements
  3. Repeal and Replace
  4. Repeal only

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Welcome William-Jose Velez, Communications Coordinator!

Posted on December 20, 2016

Help us welcome William-Jose, a new member of the Colon Cancer Alliance family! As Communications Coordinator, William-Jose will be jumping right into the marketing duties and communications needs of the Colon Cancer Alliance. We’re excited to have him join the team!   Read more

21st Century Cures Act: Better Late Than Never Holiday Gift to Patients

Posted on December 19, 2016

In 2014 the House Energy and Commerce Committee held eight hearings on developing legislation that would help accelerate the development of new treatments for cancer and other serious diseases.  In April the following year our blog called on Congress to stop talking and take action and we were thrilled in July of 2015 when the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act, likely the only piece of legislation that the House Republicans and President Obama both supported.  Unfortunately the Senate decided to bicker over the funding level for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the legislation appeared to die in a partisan stalemate. Read more

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