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Taiho Oncology, Inc.: Challenging Cancer Is Our Legacy

Posted on September 9, 2015

Having amassed a significant body of clinical data in the field of oncology, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has contributed to the establishment of better treatment methods for years now as Japan’s leading anticancer company. Since the start of the new millennium, Taiho Pharmaceutical has made every effort to increase its global reach, seeking to bring smiles to the faces of more patients around the world. Thus Taiho Oncology, Inc. was established here in the U.S.  

With an emphasis on therapies designed for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), we are very excited to partner with the Colon Cancer Alliance for another Undy Run/Walk!

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Hero of the Month: Ken & Kurt Kiess

Posted on August 10, 2015

Being diagnosed with colon cancer can be tough for anyone, especially when you aren’t expecting it. For Ken Kiess, who had a new marriage, new job and new home, the news was a tough pill to swallow. But instead of letting cancer define him, he sprung into action and even encouraged his family and friends to get involved in the fight.

Together, Ken and his family, including his twin brother Kurt, participated in this year’s Jersey Shore Undy Run/Walk where their team raised almost $40,000—the most in Undy history! We’re excited to honor both Ken and Kurt as Hero of the Month for their courage, inspiring story and tremendous efforts.

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Hero of the Month: Anne Bergersen

Posted on July 9, 2015

From spreading awareness at health fairs to planning Phoenix Undy Run/Walks, Anne Bergersen has been dedicated to our Central Arizona Chapter from the very beginning. As a colon cancer survivor, she doesn’t hesitate to share her story or a few encouraging words; as a dedicated volunteer, she’s willing to do what it takes to give back to the community. The former Chapter Chair may have recently stepped down, but her legacy in the chapter lives on. That’s why we’re excited to honor her as our Hero of the Month.

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Welcome Jenni Wojnar, Special Event Manager

Posted on June 30, 2015

It’s our pleasure to introduce our new Special Event Manager Jenni Wojnar! Jenni is bringing her passion for fundraising and non-profit work to the Undy team and we’re so excited to have her join the Colon Cancer Alliance family. Learn a little more about Jenni and help us welcome her!

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GEICO: Ensuring Support for People Living With Colon Cancer

Posted on May 4, 2015

The company known for their lovable reptile, the GEICO Gecko, continued their track record of providing outstanding community service as a sponsor of “HOPE”, our Blue Star mascot at the 2015 Buffalo Undy Run/Walk. Team Gecko Tails gave colon cancer a kick in the fanny  with their phenomenal fundraising efforts. Led by team captain Adam Miller, GEICO associates raised over $6,400 in support of the Walk. We asked Adam how he got his Tail to the Undy: Read more