Welcome to the new Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation Blog!

Our new CCCFBlog is up and running! Welcome!

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We are excited to roll out this new feature of our website and connect with not only our current supporters but also new web visitors who are looking for information about our organization and colorectal cancer. We hope you will find this blog useful and inspiring. Here’s what we have in store for this space:

  • Spotlighting the personal stories of our Team Colon Cancer Challenge participants and supporters;
  • One-on-one conversations with our founder, Dr. Thomas Weber;
  • Recapping the extraordinary sessions of our annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit, led by world-renowned physicians, scientists and other medical professionals;
  • Highlighting our partners and other resources of interest to our community;
  • Sharing our latest event and outreach news, as well as up-to-the-minute updates in colorectal cancer research and prevention.

How does this sound? We want to hear from YOU. Please take a moment to email us or reach out on social media to let us know what you want to read. We are here for you and want this blog to be a reflection of our incredible community.

img_4960And who am I, your resident CCCF blogger? My name is Jennifer Butler, and I have been a CCCF supporter since the very first Colon Cancer Challenge in 2004. I ran then, and I run now, in honor of my stepdad John Hanna, who succumbed to colon cancer a mere 20 months after being diagnosed with the disease in 2002. The support that our team, Running for John, garnered for that first race brought my stepdad immeasurable joy and comfort during the last months of his life. For that, I will be forever grateful to Dr. Weber and the CCCF. I live in Chappaqua, NY, with my husband and French Bulldog and I’m a supermom of two young children. I represented Team Colon Cancer Challenge in this year’s NYC Half-Marathon and am in awe of all of our NYC Marathon runners – whose stories we will spotlight in upcoming posts.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned!

8 Reasons To Take The Challenge On October 1st

CCCF Manhattanville 2016

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE  COLON CANCER CHALLENGE 

OCTOBER 1, 2016, RANDALL’S ISLAND, NYC

We think the event is so worthwhile that we’ve compiled the top 8 reasons you should sign up for it right now:

8. You don’t even have to show up! You can register to run or walk the 5K, but you can also create your own Local Challenge – you can even SLEEP IN while raising money for a worthwhile cause. All you non-runners out there– you can now participate in a charity run that doesn’t involve running!

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The Second Annual EAO-CRC Summit

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Early Age Onset of Colorectal Cancer Summit.

Join us on March 19th for a full day of cutting edge Community Building, Conversation, Medicine, Research and ACTION focused on addressing young adult colorectal cancer. Powered by our Survivor Community & their families the Summit this ground breaking program will, for a second year, provide both survivors and health care professional’s opportunities to leverage each other’s insights and provide an opportunity for all to hear leading clinicians and scientists on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and quality of life preserving treatment options for EAO-CRC.

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