Project Description

Colon Cancer Coalition

Colon Cancer Coalition is  dedicated to encouraging screening and raising awareness of colorectal cancer. Their signature Get Your Rear in Gear® and Tour de Tush® event series are volunteer-driven in communities throughout the United States. In 2017 alone they granted over $1 million to local community programs that will raise screening rates, increase awareness, and educate the public about the signs and symptoms of this disease.

eightyby2018As a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), they are committed to raising screening rates to 80% to further halt this preventable cancer. Their community-based events put us in the unique position of being able to fund this goal at the community level and invest in programs that will drive home the importance of screening. Their success is evident in the screening programs they are able to build and support in areas across the country, but 1 in 3 adults over 50 are still not up-to-date on their colon cancer screening.

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