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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

Hero of the Month: Stephen Estrada

Posted on December 13, 2016

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to December’s Hero of the Month Stephen Estrada whose support for the Colon Cancer Alliance knows no boundaries. Read more

Volunteer of the Quarter: The Ryan Family

Posted on December 7, 2016

This month we highlight the exceptional efforts of the Ryan Family, who facilitated the Paddy Open Golf Tournament on September 19 to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. This first-time event was an enormous success resulting in a donation of $12,767 for our Treatment Assistance Program.  

Matthew Ryan, with the help of his family, coordinated the golf tournament in memory of his father, Patrick Ryan, who passed away in January of 2016, just 18 months after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Pat was an avid golfer and surfer so the Ryan family knew a golf tournament was the perfect avenue through which they could raise both awareness and funding for the cause. Read more

Hero of the Month: Team Kristin

Posted on October 6, 2016

In June 2014, Kristin, a wife and mother of four, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Within months, Kristin passed away from the disease at the age of 34. In 2015, Kristin’s family and friends created Team Kristin in her honor, and went on to participate in the Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk in Pittsburgh! In its first year, Team Kristin raised $7,000 for colon cancer research and awareness. This year, the team raised over $6,000.  Team Kristin’s goal is to one day find a cure for colon cancer in order to make sure no other family has to experience loss like their family has. Read more

Hero of the Month: Joan & Lyn

Posted on September 8, 2016

Joan and Lyn have been the powerhouse co-chairs behind the Blue Hope Bash and the creative driving force behind the event’s incredibly successful auctions and raffle. We’re proud to honor this dynamic duo as our September Heroes of the Month, and hope you are as inspired by them as we are!

We sat down with Lyn (pictured right) to hear more about what got her involved and the secret behind their fundraising success. Read more

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