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Not Your Typical Fundraiser: Diane Bendtsen

Posted on September 2, 2016

Diane Bendtsen is no stranger to taking a stand. After experiencing some symptoms of colorectal cancer, she fought to be given the screening she needed. Now 3 years NED, Diane is channeling her energy into sharing the importance of screening with her community and is an integral part of the Peoria Undy Run/Walk.

We caught up with Diane to pick her brain about her unique fundraising tactics and how she gets her community involved. Read more

Hero of the Month: John Morrissey

Posted on July 11, 2016

From the ground to the sky, traffic reporter John Morrissey is knocking out colon cancer one mile at a time. His efforts as emcee at this year’s Denver Undy Run/Walk, just months after he learned he had colon cancer, is a testament to his courage and generous spirit. That’s why we’re honored to have him as our Hero of the Month!

Read on to learn more about how John got involved in the Undy Run and his advice to others who’ve been recently diagnosed.   

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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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