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Undy Run/Walk

The Sacramento Superhero: Dominic DiFede

Posted on February 19, 2016

If you’ve been to the Sacramento Undy/Run Walk, you may have seen Captain Colon—a superhero decked out in a blue wig and cape spreading colon cancer awareness. The man behind the costume is Dominic DiFede, an Undy Team Captain who got involved after his brother passed away from colon cancer at a young age. We got a chance to talk to Dominic about his brother, the Undy Run and how you can help spread the world about this disease. 

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Volunteer of the Quarter: Ricky Castillo and Luke Smith

Posted on January 11, 2016

We continue to be inspired by our amazing volunteers out there on the front lines spearheading efforts to put colon cancer on the map and changing the face of this disease. That’s why we started the Volunteer of the Quarter feature—to honor and celebrate some of our most passionate, dedicated volunteers and share their stories so you can be inspired, too!

This quarter, we’re honoring two members of our Undy Engagement Committee who have devoted their time to our Dallas/Fort Worth and St. Louis Undy Run/Walks. Ricky Castillo and Luke Smith were both inspired to participate in their local races after family members were diagnosed with colon cancer and they’ve gone above and beyond to make the Undy a success. Read their inspiring stories and learn how you can get involved.

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Hero of the Month: Stan Thomas

Posted on January 7, 2016

Stan Thomas is a superstar volunteer, but when you ask him about all of the things he’s done, he’s sure to give the credit to his wife Paula. Paula was very involved in our Dallas/Fort Worth Undy Run/Walk before her passing in 2014 and Stan continues her work today. In fact, Stan and his family encouraged many people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to participate in last year’s Undy, led an outstanding fundraising effort and even took home an award with his team! We’re honored to spotlight Undy Engagement Committee member Stan Thomas as our Hero of the Month.

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Walk Before You Run: Ed Sorensen’s Undy Victory

Posted on September 24, 2015

If you were at this year’s Nashville Undy Run/Walk, you may have seen Ed Sorensen run by you! What you may not have known, though, is that Ed walked the Undy last year—just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer and two months after surgery. After that race, Ed vowed to train so he could run the next year. And he did—with his family, friends and wife Julie rooting for him. We got a chance to speak with Julie and Ed about running in the Undy and why it meant so much to them.

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Cleveland Clinic Brings Undy to Local Community

Posted on September 17, 2015

There are many things to consider when making the decision to host an Undy Run/Walk in a brand new city: Do we have Colon Cancer Alliance supporters in the area? Are there GI doctors and local businesses willing to support the event? And most importantly, are there people in the local community willing to be the boots on the ground and spread the word about the Undy? In the case of the first annual Cleveland Undy Run/Walk held this past April, the answer to all of these was a resounding “Yes!”

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