CELEBRATING OUR 10thANNIVERSARY
2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Colon Cancer Challenge. To celebrate we are launching the National Colon Cancer Challenge encouraging supporters of our mission of eradicating colorectal cancer to Take The Challenge to their own communities during the month of March - National Colorectal Cancer Month. Festivities will culminate with our signature event – the New York Colon Cancer Challenge – on April 7, 2013.
Across the United States teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening and Research.
WHY TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening – the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. And, incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year.
In 2011 an estimated 141,210 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 49,380 people died of the disease here in the US. We lose 5 of our friends, family members, co-workers, classmates or neighbors every hour.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS RAISED GO?
Every participant in the Colon Cancer Challenge is encouraged to celebrate our 10th Anniversary by raising $100 or more to help fight colorectal cancer.
Funds raised by teams and individuals helps provide:
The Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors, and family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer, a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal, yet preventable disease.
Choose the 1.7 Mile Walk, the 4-Mile or 15K Run, or My Local Challenge. No Matter what distance you cover, you’ll make up ground in the race to prevent colorectal cancer.